Using Web Objects on a public networked drive

Nov 06, 2014

I am trying to publish a course with lots of links.  I have no access to a web server but do have access to a shared drive accessible to everyone in the company.  The shared drive is behind the company's firewall.  Since I have no access to a web server inside the firewall, I  need to depend on this drive to build a course with links to content.  The .story file loads just fine for everyone, but when there is a link within the  networked drive, I get the attached  error message.  I have also attached how I set the trigger to pick up the web object.

  The architecture makes no sense, but it is what I have at hand.  Thanks for your help.






7 Replies
Leslie McKerchie

Hi Amy!

When creating, editing, and publishing Articulate Storyline courses, be sure you're working on your local hard drive (typically your C: drive). Working on a network drive or a USB drive can cause erratic behavior, such as file corruption, an inability to save changes, and loss of resources. See this article for more information.

If you view published Storyline content on your local hard drive or send it to someone else to view on their local hard drive, you'll encounter security restrictions from the computer, web browser, Flash Player, and network that'll cause various features of your content to fail.

To properly test your published content and share it with others, upload it to the environment for which it was published. Please review this article for details.

Amy Heber

That is not the answer to my question. I always work on a local drive.

My question is how to reference local links embedded in a storyline project
once it is published. Please refereence my attachments to see the error
message. I am talking about published output

Thanks for the help, though.

But, I need more of an answer.

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Amy,

That error message looked like you were testing the published content locally instead of testing it within the intended publish environment. Additionally, you mentioned linking to a file on your company server, and we do recommend working with all local files - although I know there are users who link to a server file, but the firewall may also be presenting complications. 

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Amy,

Are you publishing for CD or another local source? 

Please also make sure to use full (absolute) URLs when adding web objects to your content as relative urls aren't supported. 

A possible workaround for using relative URLs can be found in the forums. This method may work for your scenario, but please note that we don't officially support it.

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Amy,

What publishing option are you choosing? Web, LMS, cd? You'll want to publish for CD if you intend to distribute it locally, and then ensure you're publishing that to a local drive. Once you've done that you can place on your shared drive.

Also, here is the link for the forums method - sorry I thought it was included previously. 

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