GUIDE: How to Upload Storyline Content to the Web Using Amazon S3

Jan 03, 2018

Hi All!

I've seen many people asking for additional help on how to upload Storyline projects using Amazon S3, so I put together a tutorial that should help out. If you have any additional questions or if anything needs to be modified, just let me know in the comments below.




73 Replies
Lynne R

Can anyone help with my frustrating A3 Bucket Issue?

I am a new A3 user and initially I followed Devlin Peck's steps and created a bucket and uploaded 4 Storyline courses in it and all 4 links worked perfectly because I followed Devlin's steps and made the bucket public. I then had to update a course and now that URL generated from A3 for that course will not work but the other 3 still work? Any help would be appreciated!

Charli Bryan

Thanks for sharing this tutorial, Devlin! AWS looks a bit different now, but I think I've figured out how to match the process for the most part. When I access my course through the URL generated by AWS, my slide background doesn't appear correctly (see attached screenshot of intended background vs. AWS background). Any idea what I'm doing wrong or how to fix it?

Also, if I've missed a more recent version of this tutorial, please point me in the right direction and I'll start there!

ruth schnabl

Hi Devlin,

thanks so much for your extremely helpful guide, I just successfully uploaded my courses :).

However I intitially got the same error mssg. as Lanie even though I had unchecked the buttons etc...

What fixed the issue for me was explicitly making my SL folder public under "Actions". Since the interface now looks different from the one you are showing in your tutorial, I thought this info and the attached screenshot might be helpful to people uploading their courses now.

Thanks again for all the work you do and generously share with us newbies :).

Robin Wooten


I am a volunteer science teacher in a school without the resources for an LMS. All of my expenses are my own and it has been getting harder and harder to make it work financially. Finding out about AWS services was a lifesaver for me to be able to provide quality interactive content that the students really like and learn from at a distance. Students literally have asked for more. Just wanted you to know that your work is still helping people and making a difference. Thank you!

Shaun Rowe

Hello Everyone! I hope this thread is still active.  I uploaded the HTML file to AWS and am getting the below error.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.
<Message>Access Denied</Message>


Kate Mackenzie

Hi Devlin! thank you so much for your tutorial.
I have worked my way through it but I don't see the additional upload options button.

this means i am unable to set the ACL list,

as i've tried uploading and skippin this step and no joy.

I'm in Australia which might change the settings ?

SCTACH all that i got it to work.



Cheryl Asher

I am so grateful for this! I've been trying to get my company to use SL360 for quite a while, and while I convinced them to purchase it several months ago, we haven't been using it much. This guide gave me everything I needed to quickly get up to speed on publishing for the web and making the courses accessible so that now we will use it for more of our training. @Devlin, you are my hero today, thank you!