[PUBLISH TO CD] Creating a Splash Page that links to several SL courses

Hi everyone, I need some recommendations for this one.

 

I'm finishing up a series of 6 learning courses, all of which are done in Storyline, and my client would like to have all of these offline and accessible in a USB drive. Specifically, they want a Splash Page that contains links to each of the learning courses.

 

I believe all 6 courses have to be published for CD (for offline use), but my question is for the Splash Page. Can I create this in Storyline, use the jump to URL/file trigger to link the .exe launchers of each course then have all the courses nested within the Splash Page's "story_content/external_files" folder? Are there security restrictions that would stop this from working?

 

Or am I better off creating the Splash Page in a different program, like in Flash and hyperlink the .exe launchers of each course there?

 

Thanks in advance!

7 Replies
Emily Ruby

Hello Raphy!

 When you publish for CD, you will have the option to burn your files to a CD or DVD so they can be opened on a separate computer, or copy them to an USB drive for users being offline.

As far as adding links to a Splash Page, I am sure other members of the community can jump in with any ideas on the pros and cons for this.

Raphy Abano

Hi Tom,

It's been a while since I last touched on this subject, but I think I got the solution. I've attached sample files for you.

So for your splash page, use the jump to URL/file trigger and have it point to story_files/external_content/Module#/Launch_Story.exe

After that, publish the modules AND the splash page using output to CD. When it's done, create a folder called "external_content" in the splash page's story_files folder and transfer all modules there. Make sure the module folder's name is the same as the one in the triggers used in the splash page's story file or else it won't work.

When you run it, don't be surprised if Internet Explorer's view downloads pop-up appears - it's a security restriction that requests permission from you to open an external file, in this case the module's exe file. This doesn't work on the Mac, though, unless you have a third party application to run exe files on the Mac.

Attached samples here!