Publishing to our Intranet (SharePoint)

Sep 18, 2013

Hi everyone

I have recently purchased Articulate Storyline (which I love) however I am trying to publish content to our intranet which is a SharePoint site.  When I had Articulate Studio, I published using the web option which produced a player.html file which our guys used to upload the content.  I have repeated this operation in Articulate Storyline but can't see a player.html file.  Am I going mad or is there something different I should be doing in Storyline?  Any help anyone can give would be much appreciated.



61 Replies
Scott Roberts

When I publish to SharePoint 2013 using this technique, users just get a blank browser when I sent them to the story.html file. When I visit the file it works fine. I have tested it with users with read only rights as well as full control rights to the sharepoint files. No difference. Blank screens for everyone but me.


Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Scott,

I don't know a lot about uploading to Sharepoint, but have you ensured you're uploading all the files in the published output folder? Are you zipping the file are uploading it one piece at a time? You'll want to make sure that either way it keeps the same file/folder structure. 

Scott Roberts
Scott Roberts

When I publish to SharePoint 2013 using this technique, users just get a blank browser when I sent them to the story.html file. When I visit the file it works fine. I have tested it with users with read only rights as well as full control rights to the sharepoint files. No difference. Blank screens for everyone but me.


Figured out the problem. When bulk uploading, our settings in sharepoint do not check in the files. Once I checked them in, it worked fine.

Linda Watson

We are moving to SharePoint 2013. If I try to  use the XML file, I get the same SharePoint message, "Do you want to save...." If I link to the flash file, none of the internal links open, including links to quizzes, links to laws, etc. This is a big problem for us. To remove all internal links from all of our programs is not an option.

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Linda,

This thread is a bit older, and unfortunately my Sharepoint knowledge is limited. Do they request that you only upload one particular file? you'll need to include all the contents that are generated as a part of the published output and upload that to your site. Have you reached out to SharePoint or other users who mention using Sharepoint (through the contact me button on their profile)?

Linda Watson

Hello, Ashley.
Who are you referring to when you say, “Do they request that you only upload one particular file?” Microsoft? Articulate? No one has requested a file.
From my research, the problem is that SharePoint 2013 doesn’t work with the Storyline .html launch file, and the file would need to be converted to aspx. Then all .html references would need to be located and changed to .aspx. I’m wondering if Articulate would consider an option to publish as .aspx or is it too small a number of users using SharePoint 2013?



I switch view SharePoint as a folder and simply drag and drop all of my published content. To do this, you will need admin rights on your SharePoint.

Owen Holt
Organizational Change Management & Training Consultant
Dell | Business Transformation Programs Office

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Linda,

Sorry if I added to the confusion - I meant what does Sharepoint require that you upload to the site to be able to access it or do they require you point to a particular file.  It looks like Owen might have an idea of a way to get this to work as you'd like - so I'd defer to his expertise.

As an FYI responding via email includes your signature here as well so you may want to look at editing the post to remove that information if you'd prefer it not be listed publicly. 

Randy Bernabe


I am having a similar problem publishing my Storyline output into Intranet (SharePoint).

I followed the instructions found on this thread, i.e., copying all the files to a SharePoint folder, finding the story.html file and linking my webpart into this html file.

Everything seems to run well, except for one thing: My articulate material has several .mp4 video files. These video files do not display when Articulate plays.

Need help, thanks.

Leslie McKerchie

Hi Randy!

If MP4 videos don't display when your Articulate content is hosted on a server, it's likely that the server isn't configured to play MP4 files.

Some servers don't have an associated MIME type to support MP4 files. To correct it, do the following on your server:

  1. Right-click the site in IIS and select Properties.
  2. Select the HTTP Headers Tab.
  3. Select File Types.
  4. Under the MIME Map section, select New Type.
  5. Type ".mp4" as the associated extension and "video/mpeg" as the content type.
  6. Click OK.

Your MP4 videos should now play when viewed from the server. If you use a hosting company to host your files, it's best to check with them about adding MP4 as a supported MIME type.

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Paul Schneider

Hi I seem to be part way there and following @owen Holt's explanation but am missing something.

Using Office 365/sharepoint 365

1. Created a sharepoint site

2. Got all the published (as web) files uploaded into a library

Then I get stuck with this step:

4) Right-click on the story.html file in the document library to get the link

I've right clicked and gets me a "share link" - same link you could email someone.  I've also tried via the windows explorer but then I get a "c:\users\paul\link"

I then did a right click and under One drive for business got a link

So the 2nd I know isn't right.

It seems like the first one would be

Taking the first one I then create /edit a page

5) On your Sharepoint page, add a new web part, "Page Viewer Web Part". In the tool pane, you paste the link to your story.html file. If you're proficient in HTML, you could also embed the code in a Content Editor Web Part

-- The interface has some of this - but basically I've added a link to the "html" file (the third one -

When the link is clicked on - then the file is downloaded (doesn't matter if using IE or Chrome or...)

So either 

1. Link isn't right (which it is linked)

2. or something else to have it trigger and load the HTML page and relative folders/links content etc.

I also tried the "embed" option - and that judges the Iframe as invalid - it recognizes the link isn't right.

(oh I tried changing the file to aspx and clicking on that says file not found - suspect it is looking for file names no longer or...)

Any ideas ??


Collete Shoniwa

Hi Lorna, 

I think you have just answered my question I was struggling with. I'm new to Articulate Studio and I have published my project and I want to upload my HTML file into a share point site. Sounds like you already did that. Could you kindly share some ideas?  I'm sorry that my question is not really what you were looking for in your question above. I appreciate any help!