Publish your course to Review 360 to collect feedback from stakeholders. It’s a great way to collaborate on a project before distributing the finalized course to learners.
- Choose to Publish a New Item or Update an Existing Item
- Change the Course Thumbnail Image
- Adjust the Player Properties and Quality Settings
- Choose to Publish a Slide, a Scene, or the Entire Course
- Choose a Tracking Option
- Distribute Your Published Course
- Go to the Home tab on the Storyline ribbon and click Publish.
- When the Publish window appears, select the Review 360 tab on the left.
- Choose to publish a new item or update an existing item:
- Create a new item: Mark this option to publish a brand new content item to Review 360, then give it a title. (If you have a title placeholder on the first slide, the course title defaults to the text entered in that title placeholder. If you don't have a title placeholder on the first slide, the course title defaults to the name of your project file. You can change the title of your published course here without affecting the name of your project file or the title placeholder on the first slide.) Note that the title on the player will display up to 80 characters.
- Publish a new version of an existing item: Mark this option to update an existing content item in Review 360, then select the item you want to update. (Review 360 keeps track of version history, so you can always view previously-published versions of the project.)
- Publish locally for manual upload: Mark this option to publish a content item on your local computer for manual upload to Review 360, then choose where you want to publish it—for example, your desktop.
By default, Storyline uses an image of the first slide in your course as the thumbnail image on your Review 360 home page, but you can choose a different image.
- Temporarily switch to the Web tab on the left side of the Publish window.
- Click the ellipsis button (...) beside the Title field to open the Project Info window.
- Click the hyperlinked text below the default image, then select a different slide in your course or click Picture from File to choose an image on your hard drive.
- Click OK to close the Project Info window.
- Switch back to the Review 360 tab on the left side of the Publish window to finish the publishing process.
Use the Properties section of the Publish window to make last-minute changes to your course player and quality settings.
- The Player property shows the name of the player currently assigned to your project. (The player is the frame around your slide content.) To make adjustments to your player, click the player name to open the player editor.
- The Quality property lets you control the compression settings for audio clips, videos, and pictures. The quality settings default to whatever you used the last time you published a course. To change them, click the Quality property, make your adjustments, and click OK.
- Choose Standard if you want to use the default settings: optimal video quality of 5, audio bitrate of 56 kbps, and JPG image quality of 100%.
- Choose Custom if you want to define your own quality settings. Drag the slider for any of the three values to change the compression. Higher values give you higher-quality output but also larger file sizes (which means longer download times). Lower values give you smaller file sizes and faster download times, but the visual and audio quality will be lower as well.
- Mark the Optimize Audio Volume box to normalize audio throughout your course for consistent volume across all slides.
Tip: If your course audio already has consistent volume, you can speed up the publishing process by unchecking this option.
By default, Storyline will publish your entire course. However, you can now choose to publish a specific scene from your course or even just a single slide. This is especially helpful when you want to collect feedback from reviewers on a particular scene or slide.
Just click the Publish property, then choose the entire project, a single scene, or a single slide.
If you insert your Storyline 360 project into a Rise 360 course as a Storyline block (see below), you get to choose how to track completion of the Storyline block. Click the Tracking property, then select one, two, or even all three of the following tracking options. Whichever option a learner completes first is the one that Rise 360 uses to mark the Storyline block complete. Learn more about tracking multiple completion criteria.
- When the learner has viewed # slides: Mark this option to trigger completion when learners view a certain number of slides. You can choose a percentage or a fixed number. Then decide which slides get counted—all slides or just those with slide numbers. Learn more about tracking slides viewed.
- When the learner completes a quiz: Mark this option to track learners based on their quiz results. You can let Storyline 360 keep track of multiple quizzes and send results to your LMS/LRS for the first quiz each learner completes. Learn more about tracking quizzes. (This option will be grayed-out if your course doesn’t have any result slides.)
- Using triggers: Mark this option to track learners based on course completion triggers you added to your course. (This option is grayed-out if your course doesn't have any completion triggers.)
If you plan to insert your published course into a Storyline block in Rise 360, the tracking option determines how your course interacts with Rise 360. You can use the tracking option to require learners to complete the Storyline block before moving on with a Rise 360 course, and you can use it to track completion of a Rise 360 course in your LMS.
Tip: Add an image to your Storyline 360 course start page for a more seamless integration with Rise 360. Here’s how.
When you're finished making selections, click the Publish button.
Your content gets published and uploaded to Review 360 all at once. How fast this happens depends on the size of your course and your internet speed.
When the Publish Successful window appears, click View Project to open Review 360 in your default web browser and manage the course you just uploaded.
If a firewall blocks you from publishing directly to Review 360 or you need to customize the published output first, you can publish your Storyline 360 course on your local computer and then manually upload it to Review 360. Visit this user guide to learn more.
Review 360 has a maximum size limit of 5 GB per project. If you’d like to check the size of your course, simply publish it on your local computer (see the link above) and then check the file size of the generated zipped package.
To give viewers access to your published course:
- Open your web browser to your Review 360 home page and click your course to open it.
- Click Share in the upper right corner.
- If you want to password-protect your course, mark the box to Set a password and enter a password in the field provided.
- Copy the shareable link, then send it to your viewers. Be sure to give them the password, too, if you added one.
If you don’t want viewers to post comments on your course, click the ellipsis (...) button in the upper right corner and choose Disable comments.