Issue with Hyperlinks in Storyline & Rise in Microsoft Edge
Since we switched to Microsoft Edge corporate-wide, we're running into an issue with hyperlinks in Storyline and Rise courses in our LMS. From other things I've read, it sounds like this is a browser thing and nothing can be changed in the course, but I'm still going to throw it out here if anyone has any ideas or maybe I missed a thread that can point me in the right direction. (Note: we also have this same issue if courses are opened with Chrome.)
When a course is opened, it has a launch page within our LMS (Saba Cloud). The Storyline/Rise course then opens in a new window. When a hyperlink is opened from the course, it opens in a new tab of the original browser window with the LMS launch page. When the learner closes out of the hyperlink, it brings them to the launch page not the course. The course is still open, but returning to the launch page makes the learner think it's not. If they close the launch page, it does close the course. (Although a waste of time and minorly frustrating, if there are no triggers related to the hyperlink, there's not really any harm done if they need to reopen the course where they left off. However, if the link happens to be a prerequisite for advancing in the course, the trigger doesn't register and they can get stuck in a loop.) We try to put reminders in the course to either right click and open a link in a new Window or to press Alt+Tab to find the course after closing out of a hyperlink, but many don't remember this.
Does anyone have any tricks to force a hyperlink to open in a new window on top of the course? I've found some things that sort of work, such as a lightbox slide with a web-based object in SL or a WBO on a layer that launches in a new window, but both tend to be tedious and not ideal in all situations. They also don't work for Rise, where we are starting to do more development.
Any ideas or links to other threads that might help would be appreciated!