What the End of Adobe Flash Means for Storyline 1, Storyline 2, Studio ’09, or Studio ’13

Nov 02, 2020

We want to make sure everyone in the E-Learning Heroes community is aware  that Adobe will disable Flash as of December 31, 2020. If you use Storyline 1, Storyline 2, Studio ‘09, or Studio ‘13 to create or update content, Adobe’s decision to disable Flash has important implications for you. Because authoring in Storyline 1, Storyline 2, Studio ‘09, and Studio ‘13 is dependent on Adobe Flash, you’ll no longer be able to author content with these apps so we will no longer be supporting them after December 31, 2020. And, any content you’ve published to Flash with these apps won’t work after this date. To make sure that your content keeps working, you will need to republish it to HTML5.

Let’s walk through a few resources we’ve pulled together that can help you prepare for the end of Adobe Flash.

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Throughout the year we’ve been sharing helpful content and resources to get you ready for the end of Adobe Flash. You can catch-up on everything we’ve shared so far and keep tabs on the latest articles on this topic by bookmarking this series, Preparing for the End of Adobe Flash

Preparing for the End of Adobe FlashAs always, let us know what questions you have by leaving a comment below.

6 Replies
Mallory Kudrna

Hi, I have a course that keeps on publishing flash files to the LMS file, even when I select HTML5 only. This course uses the "Jump to Time" trigger, which means it should only be published to HTML5. As a result, the course will not function in the LMS unless flash is enabled. How can I get the course to publish without the Flash files?

Lauren Connelly

Hello Mallory!

It sounds like you're running into a bug that we've logged where Flash files appear in the published output folder when the course has a Jump to Time trigger. Our team is actively looking into this bug, and I'll make sure to report back to this discussion when I have an update. 

In the meantime, most browsers will ignore Flash, so it shouldn't affect your course's behavior. If it does, our Support Engineers are ready to troubleshoot! 

Lauren Connelly

I'm happy to return to this discussion with an update!

Today, we released Storyline 360 Update 48! Here are the features and fixes released in this update. You might notice the bug you reported has been fixed!

Fixed: When publishing a course with the classic player style and HTML5-only features, such as jump-to-time triggers or multiple completion criteria, the output erroneously included Flash files.

Now all you need to do is update Storyline 360 in your Articulate 360 desktop app! Thank you for taking the time to report this bug to us.