Web objects are a powerful way to embed web-based resources right into your Storyline 3 courses. Take advantage of web-based applications, games, videos, reference materials, and more—whether they're online or stored on your local computer.

Adding Web Objects

  1. Go to the Insert tab on the ribbon and click Web Object.
  2. Depending on the location of your web content, do one of the following:
    • If your web content is online: Type the URL of the web page in the Address field.
    • If your web content is on your local computer: Click the Browse button. Navigate to the folder that contains your web content and click OK.

      Tip: There must be a file called index.htm or index.html in the folder you select, and all supporting files for the web content to function must be in the same folder. Storyline imports all files from the folder where the index file is located.
  3. You can click Test Link to make sure your web content launches the way you expect.
  4. Decide how you want the web object to display. Choose either Display in slide or Display in a new browser window.
  5. If you display your web content in a new browser window (see above), decide how the new window will look.
    • Use the Browser Controls drop-down to choose which controls the new window will have. Select Default if the new window should have the same controls as the parent browser window. Choose No browser controls if you'd prefer that the new browser window not have any controls.
    • Use the Window Size drop-down to select a size. If you select Custom, fields for width and height will appear, so you can set the exact dimensions in pixels.
  6. Mark the box to Load web object automatically if you want your web content to load without any interaction from learners. Uncheck the box if you want your web content to load only when learners click it.

    Tip: When you don’t load the web object automatically, it's helpful to give the placeholder a meaningful image, so learners know what it represents. To do so, right-click the web object placeholder and select Change Picture. Browse to the image you want to use and click Open. If you change your mind about the image you added, right-click it again and select Reset Picture.
  7. Click OK when you're finished.
  8. Use the sizing handles on the web object placeholder to size it to fit your slide design, then drag it where you want the web object to display.

Tips for Working with Web Objects

If your web content is located on the internet or an intranet, learners will need the proper security permissions to access it. Otherwise, web objects won't work for them.

Web objects can't be previewed. To view web objects in your course, publish for Web or LMS, then upload the published output to a server. To view a published course without uploading it to a server, publish for CD.

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