Storyline on your blog

Hello...First off, sorry this is SO LONG!

I feel like a complete idiot for not understanding how to upload the course to my blog (a new blog, http://tracysztanya.blogspot.com) I don't even know if it's possible using Blogger. I have seen people talk about posting to Wordpress, but I have 2 blogs already using Blogger...one for my digital art and one when I was teaching Kindergarten. I feel very stupid because I have read, re-read, and read again -- https://community.articulate.com/series/articulate-storyline-2/articles/publishing-a-course-for-web -- and my brain seems to be missing a step at the end. I am self taught using Photoshop Elements and my Wacom tablet to create digital art, and I figured out how to upload art work on my own blog (http://yellowkittynotebook.blogspot.com) and other websites like Illustration Friday, but I cannot for the life of me make sense of how to finish the storyline course to put on my blog. I have "published" the course and saved it to my Mac for "web"(yeah, I even had to purchase Parallels to install Windows 10 for my Mac...so I am not totally ignorant on how to figure out some things!) ...it opens a window that says "successful". But now what?

I apologize for not getting this; you probably wonder why I would even attempt instructional design if I cannot figure this probably simple task out :( If someone can explain step by step, not in the "publishing a course for the web" part that I've linked above, but VERY simple, please please help. BTW I've never used Dropbox before, so I am unfamiliar with any of that, and I don't have a website with my name which is why I've used Blogger for sharing info for several years.

Thank you for helping this "newbie" out. I appreciate it!

 

7 Replies
TRACY SZTANYA

OK...I still need help. I am using a Mac, and of course, everything is more complicated in my brain than it should be because everything I'm reading and seeing visually shows everything from a Windows perspective. Here is what I'm seeing that it is supposed to look like:

And here is what mine looks like:

I have no "copy link" when I right click. WHY can't they just make Storyline 2 for MACS????

Also, I have all these different folders than what I'm seeing from posts...I don't even know which one to click on. I did publish the course for web, so I did that part correct. I have a "back to school" folder then right below it, I have a "back to school - storyline output" folder. Then the story itself, I know that's not the one to choose. And then a "back to school" zip file. The back to school and one with "storyline output" is the same. I don't know what the difference is other than the name. :( I am frustrated because this should be easier than it is...I know it should be, but I cannot figure it out. I apologize for the ignorance of not knowing. I'm used to uploading art with the click of a button...very simple. Thanks in advance...

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Tracy,

Do you have Dropbox installed on your Windows side as well as the Mac side? I'd keep them separate as sharing across the platforms could cause issues with the files themselves. 

Within the folders you're showing, the "storyline output" folder is the folder prior to zipping - and often the file has to be zipped to be uploaded to a server or LMS. Regardless of the folder, once you've uploaded the folder, the file you're looking to link to is the story.html (second from the bottom in your last image).

You also may want to try grabbing the link from the Dropbox website vs. your local install of Dropbox. 

Jerson  Campos

Is your dropbox account a free account?  If it is, you are not able to share a link to your storyline launch page and have it displayed like a website to the user.  They disabled that feature for all free accounts about a year ago.  

* Edit: This applies to your public folder.  You can still share files and "files".