Most of the time, you’ll let Storyline or Studio publish a course and upload it to Articulate Online all at once. It’s quick and easy. However, there are times when it makes more sense to publish a course on your local computer and then manually upload it to Articulate Online. For example, if a firewall blocks you from publishing directly to Articulate Online, you can publish courses locally and manually upload them later. Here’s how.

  1. Enable the Option to Publish Locally
  2. Publish Your Course
  3. Enable Manual Uploading in Articulate Online
  4. Upload Your Course to Articulate Online

Step 1: Enable the Option to Publish Locally

First, turn on the option that lets you publish courses on your local hard drive (for example, on your desktop). You only need to do this step one time in each of your authoring apps. Follow the steps below for the authoring apps you use.

Storyline

  1. Go to the File tab on the ribbon and click Storyline Options. (In Storyline 1, click the round Articulate button in the upper left corner, then click Storyline Options.)
  2. Mark the box to Enable publishing for manual upload to Articulate Online.
  3. Click OK.

Learn more about Storyline options: Storyline 360 | Storyline 3 | Storyline 2 | Storyline 1

Presenter

  1. Go to the Articulate tab on the PowerPoint ribbon and click Options (in Presenter ‘09, click Presentation Options).
  2. Select the Publish tab on the left side of the window.
  3. Mark the box to Enable publish for manual uploading to Articulate Online.
  4. Click OK.

Learn more about Presenter options: Presenter 360 | Presenter ‘13

Quizmaker

  1. In Quizmaker 360, go to the File tab on the ribbon and click Quizmaker Options. In earlier versions of Quizmaker, click the round Articulate button in the upper left corner, then click Quizmaker Options.
  2. Mark the box to Enable publishing for manual upload to Articulate Online.
  3. Click OK.

Learn more about Quizmaker options: Quizmaker 360 | Quizmaker ‘13

Engage

  1. In Engage 360, go to the File tab on the ribbon and click Engage Options. In earlier versions of Engage, click the round Articulate button in the upper left corner, then click Engage Options.
  2. Mark the box to Enable publishing for manual upload to Articulate Online.
  3. Click OK.

Learn more about Engage options: Engage 360 | Engage ‘13

 

Step 2: Publish Your Course

Next, publish your project. Select the <Publish Locally> option from the Account URL drop-down list and choose a folder location on your local computer (for example, your desktop). After making your other selections, click Publish to complete the process.

When the Publish Successful window appears, click the Open Folder button to see the compressed file that contains your published course. You’ll upload this file to Articulate Online in the last step below.

To learn more about publishing projects to Articulate Online, check out these user guides:

Storyline 360

Presenter 360

Quizmaker 360

Engage 360

Storyline 3

Presenter ‘13

Quizmaker ‘13

Engage ‘13

Storyline 2

Presenter ‘09

Quizmaker ‘09

Engage ‘09

Storyline 1

     

 

Step 3: Enable Manual Uploading in Articulate Online

Make sure your Articulate Online account allows manual uploading. You only need to do this one time.

  1. Sign in to your Articulate Online account and click the Settings tab at the top of the page.
  2. Click Other Settings at the bottom of the list.
  3. Mark the box to Enable manual uploading.
  4. Click Save at the bottom of the page.

Step 4: Upload Your Course to Articulate Online

The final step is to upload your published course to Articulate Online.

  1. Sign in to your Articulate Online account and click the Content tab at the top of the page.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of your content list and click Manual Upload.
  3. Enter a title for your course.
  4. Click Choose File or Browse, depending on your browser, and select the compressed file you published in step 2 above. (Note that the maximum file size for each published course is 500 MB.)

  5. Click Upload to complete the process.

How to Edit a Published Course Before Uploading it to Articulate Online

Need to edit your published output before uploading it to Articulate Online? You can do that too!

  1. Change the file extension of the compressed file that contains your published course to *.zip, then extract the zip file.
  2. Modify your published output as needed.
  3. Zip your published output back up. (Don’t zip the folder that contains your published output. Just zip the published output.)
  4. Change the file extension back to its original format (see the reference guide below), then upload it to Articulate Online.

Authoring App

Compressed File Extension

Storyline (all versions)

*.sl1

Presenter 360 and Presenter ‘13

*.ap7

Presenter ‘09

*.art6

Quizmaker 360 and Quizmaker ‘13

*.qm4

Quizmaker ‘09

*.qm3

Engage 360 and Engage ‘13

*.en3

Engage ‘09

*.en2