Hyperlink / URL changes after publishing

So I'm linking to a policy document on our intranet, and one particular hyperlink has been giving me headaches.  When I create the hyperlink in Storyline 2, it points to the correct URL, but after publishing, it changes and the link no longer works.  I've tried re-creating the slide from scratch, and adding a new link, and the issue still persists.  Other links in the same course work just fine.  All of this is occurring on the LMS, so I'm really getting frustrated.  Below are the links in question with the part of the URL that gets changed in bold.


Link before published - this is correct
http://....../LMCU.Intranet.Web/OnlineForms/Home/Download/46513


Link when clicked on published course - incorrect
http://....../LMCU.Intranet.Web/OnlineForms/Forms/Download/46513

Any help to resolve would be appreciated.

4 Replies
Alyssa Gomez

Hi there Paul,

Sorry to hear you're running into this! You mentioned this is happening on the LMS - have you done any testing in SCORM Cloud yet?  If so, are you getting the same results? We generally compare the behavior in SCORM Cloud to your LMS experience to try to parse out file issues versus LMS issues.   You can review the directions here to help you go through that testing, and we are happy to help you if you'd like to share your file! 

Michael Shannon

Paul, another gotcha that can happen is when copying the link you also select a space (either at the beginning or end of the string) which would prevent the link from working. I've had to fix this little bug more than one time. It might not be your issue but I thought I'd throw it out there in the hopes it helps someone. 

Matthew Bibby

Did you ever have the incorrect link in the course? I'm wondering if it is a caching issue. 

Alternatively, is it possible that links to http://....../LMCU.Intranet.Web/OnlineForms/Home/Download/46513 are redirecting to http://....../LMCU.Intranet.Web/OnlineForms/Forms/Download/46513 ?

I don't see how Storyline could be making this change as part of the publishing process. That doesn't make sense...

Walt Hamilton

I vote with Matthew. SL has had some problems with other languages, and situations that run afoul of reserved words, but this is not the place where something like that happens. SL didn't just decide on its own to replace home with forms, it had to find it somewhere.

Basing this on the fact that SL can't spell Forms correctly, and if it had made this change, more of the link would have been changed, or more likely, there would be gibberish.

I suspect a mapping situation between your computer and the network.