"Try It" sims won't work when linked from shared network folder

Hi Everyone,

My workplace has no LMS, so we are attempting a workaround through our intranet. Normally, I would just upload a single file and set up a HTTP link on our intranet. Since a published Storyline output file has hundreds of files, I can't upload them all. So we are trying a workaround:

I have the output folder stored on a shared network drive, and we are linking to the intranet using a
\\\filesrv.bridgepointhealth.ca\DEPTS1\Shared Folders... link.

The issue we are having is this. In the published course I have "View it" and "try it" computer sims. If I access the story.html file inside the shared folder everything works fine. If I link to the course using the above link, the "view it" files work fine, but the "try it" files will not activate when clicked (all other features of the slide function).

Has anyone faced this issue?



1 Reply
Christine Hendrickson

Hi Carla. Welcome to E-learning Heroes!

Unfortunately, running content from a network folder is going to cause some issues with interactions and media. Storyline and Presenter content were not designed to work on a network or shared drive. Flash player does not allow you to access active content like hyperlinks from a shared drive without modifying your Flash Player security settings which is not something I would recommend doing particularly when you would have to ask everyone viewing the content to do so. Your best bet would be to ask someone in your company how you can host the content privately online or via your company's intranet. You could also publish for CD and ask people to launch the presentation via the EXE file but this would only work on Windows machines, not macs.

To securely host content I would recommend using Articulate Online (there's currently a 30 day free trial available) or a SCORM or AICC compliant Learning Management System.

Good luck with the project Carla!