How to upload Storyline projects on sites that don't support html

Hi!  I'm fairly new to using Storyline and have created some projects to post on our staff intranet.  Unfortunately our admittedly old intranet does not support html so we cannot just upload the html file, we have to upload the entire zip file which makes it more cumbersome for others to open and view.  Is there any other way to do this?  Any help or tips anyone can give would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

Sue

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Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Sue,

The story.html file is what normally launches your course and what you'd send to your users when you've published for web. If you're looking to upload the zipped file and the user will then download the zipped file and extract on their own computer you may want to look instead at publishing for CD. 

Sue Kim

Thanks for the response Ashley.  Unfortunately I'm unable to upload just the story.html file, I have to upload the entire zip file.  And I don't want to publish to CD as I'd like it to be on the intranet for all staff to view.  We are looking to replace our current intranet with a new content management system of some sort - are there any minimum system requirements for optimum Storyline viewing?

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Sue,

The viewing requirements for Articulate storyline are available here.  Sorry if I misunderstood your first post, but when uploading the files are you uploading all the files that are created in the published output folder? A user would need all those to access the course, and they'd want to click on the html link to run the course. 

Sue Kim

Yes, I've uploaded all the files.  Anyone who wants to view it would have to open the zip file and close a window that asks them to purchase a WinRAR zip license, then choose the .html file which often asks them to allow blocked content first.  I guess I wish I could have a link that requires a single click for users to view it immediately.  Is that possible or have I completely misunderstood publishing?

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Sue,

Typically once the published files are loaded to an LMS or web server, you can then send users the link to the story.html and that should launch the course from within their browser. It sounds like your set up is a bit different than that. You may want to look at a few of the free web server options in this article which would allow you to send a link to the users where they could access the course. 

Nancy Woinoski

Sue Kim said:

Yes, I've uploaded all the files.  Anyone who wants to view it would have to open the zip file and close a window that asks them to purchase a WinRAR zip license, then choose the .html file which often asks them to allow blocked content first.  I guess I wish I could have a link that requires a single click for users to view it immediately.  Is that possible or have I completely misunderstood publishing?


Sue Kim, you always have to upload the entire contents of the published output to your server so having to upload the entire zip file is not unusual. Once you upload the zip file you need to extract the files (unzip) to them on your server and then send users the link to the story.html file as Ashley suggests.