SL 2 HTML5 and SWF Options

Aug 14, 2018

Hi - as we know Adobe is phasing out support for Flash in 2020.  If I use SL 2 and have both HMTL5 and SWF in my SCORM Package, can anyone guide/tell if and LMS can point to the HMTL5 version rather than the SWF without republishing or upgrading to 360 or SL3?  OR do I really need to upgrade to SL3 or 360 and publish only in HTMl5?

Thanks for any guidance!

7 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Suzanne,

The browser should determine if it'll show you the HTML5 or the Flash output depending on what the browser supports. I think what you're looking to do is something similar to point to the story.html file vs. the story_html5.html for the HTML5 output. Most LMSs mask the URL or customize it based on their launch, so I don't know of a way to force it to show the HTMl5 output.

If you're using Storyline 3 or Storyline 360, you'll find both of those have an option to publish to HTML5 only or HTML5 first (meaning that'll be presented to learners even if their browser supports flash). 

Tom Kuhlmann

You could delete the story.html file and then rename the story_html5.html to story.html; then use that as your main link.

Something to keep in mind is that SL2 came out about 5 years ago (which is a long time in tech years) and a lot has happened to HTML5, browsers, etc. I've had a number of my SL2 HTML5 course quit working when Chrome changed something in the browser. 

The solution above is a good short-term fix, but may cost a lot more in the long term trying to resolve issues with the courses.

KS Meyer

Hi - additional questions about the Flash phase out hoping you can clarify for me as my team and I update courses made in Storyline. 

I upgraded to SL 3 and have been republishing older courses however if the course was created in SL 2 and does work in our LMS on a mobile device is there any need to republish for the desktop browser or will the browser determine how to show the output.  I am still a bit confused.  

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