How to publish Storyline output to Dropbox or Google Sites

Hi,

I have tried to publish Stroyline output to Dropbox and Google Sites without success. The option to publish to Public folder is no longer available in Dropbox. I need to make sample courses available to clients to view via Dropbox/Google Sites or something similar. What are the best options for showcasing sample content?

Thanks.

Anne

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Mike Enders

Hi Liz,

DropBox has changed a bit over the past few years. If you had an account prior to October 4, 2012 you automatically have a Public Folder. However, if your account was established after that date, you'll need to have a PRO or Business account to utilize DropBox for sharing your courses. So if you're a newer user (non pro or business) and you load your course to DropBox and then create a link to, say, the story.html file....it won't work. It'll simply try to download that .html file.

Personally, I'd recommend utilizing Amazon S3 to serve up your course content. I've found that it serves up course content much faster than DropBox. S3 does require a little bit more technical skill, but once you get it set up, it's a wonderful solution!

I hope this helps,

Mike

Paul Venderley

Follow-up question:

I just received an email from Dropbox saying:

"We’re writing to let you know that we’ll be discontinuing the ability to render HTML content in-browser via shared links or Public Folder. If you're using Dropbox shared links to host HTML files for a website, the content will no longer display in-browser."

Does this mean that our ability to use Dropbox to publish eLearning modules will be going away (as of Oct 3, they said)?