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Brian Allen

Jessica, very helpful... launching from your local drive will produce problems like what you're experiencing, because the published output is intended to be viewed from a web server/LMS.

You don't have to invest in a LMS server, but you do need to think through your distribution channels.. how you intend to distribute your courses. If you're a free lance developer and will be creating content for your customers, then all you need is an online option to review your content, such as Articulate Review 360 (included with your 360 subscription if you have one).

Another free option would be tempshare - https://articulate.com/blog/get-your-storyline-projects-online-with-tempshare/

Here's a link describing your different distribution options - https://articulate.com/support/article/Storyline-360-Publishing-and-Sharing-Content

Here's a link with publishing options for web distribution - https://community.articulate.com/series/articulate-storyline-360/articles/articulate-storyline-360-user-guide-how-to-publish-a-course-for-web

If you have clients requesting LMS publishing, then here are directions for that - https://community.articulate.com/series/articulate-storyline-360/articles/articulate-storyline-360-user-guide-how-to-publish-a-course-for-lms

And you can test/review SCORM content on scormcloud - https://rusticisoftware.com/products/scorm-cloud/

Jessica Wade

Hi Brian - you've been very helpful! I have one more question. When I'm in preview mode, my project/simulation looks really clear. However, when I publish to review (like in either HTML or tempshare) my simulations look really pixelated. 

Do you know how I can fix this? Please see screenshot. 

Brian Allen

To Tom's question, on unzipping your content before selecting the story file to launch, the published output should play better, even locally, if it's not zipped. That being said, the best way to review your published content is by one of the distribution methods we discussed above.

You might look at your publish settings... you want to make sure that the published output is playing at the same size you recorded the simulations, or else you may see some pixelation.

Brian Allen

Jessica, here's the full Storyline 2 set of tutorials - https://community.articulate.com/series/articulate-storyline-2

And here's a tutorial specifically for player and browser size. I generally go with Resize browser to optimal size and Lock player at optimal size. This way you know your course will be viewed exactly the way you designed it. https://community.articulate.com/series/articulate-storyline-2/articles/changing-the-browser-settings-and-player-size-in-articulate-storyline-2