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.

  1. Choose to Publish a New Item or Update an Existing Item
  2. Change the Course Thumbnail Image
  3. Choose Your Publish Formats (Classic Player Only)
  4. Adjust the Player Properties and Quality Settings
  5. Choose to Publish a Slide, a Scene, or the Entire Course
  6. Choose a Tracking Option
  7. Publish
  8. Distribute Your Published Course

Step 1: Choose to Publish a New Item or Update an Existing Item

  1. Go to the Home tab on the Storyline ribbon and click Publish.
  2. When the Publish window appears, select the Review 360 tab on the left. (If you have an Articulate 360 tab instead of Review 360, update Storyline 360 to see all the latest enhancements. We changed the name to Review 360 on January 22, 2019.)

  3. 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. (The 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.)
    • 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.)

Step 2: Change the Course Thumbnail Image (Optional)

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.

  1. Temporarily switch to the Web tab on the left side of the Publish window.
  2. Click the ellipsis button (...) beside the Title field to open the Project Info window.
  3. 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.
  4. Click OK to close the Project Info window.
  5. Switch back to the Review 360 tab on the left side of the Publish window to finish the publishing process.

Step 3: Choose Your Publish Formats (Classic Player Only)

Adobe discontinued Flash, and the Articulate Mobile Player has been retired. Learn more.

When you use the modern player, which is the default style for new projects, you’ll get HTML5-only output that works beautifully in all major browsers on desktop and mobile devices. Courses that use the modern player don’t have any Flash content, so they’ll continue to work when browsers stop supporting Flash.

When you use the classic player, you get to choose HTML5 output, Flash output, or both. So if you need a Flash version of your course, be sure to choose the classic player, then follow the steps below to choose your publish formats.

  1. Click the Formats property on the Publish window to open the following Publish Formats dialog.

    Publish Formats in Articulate Storyline 360
  2. Use the Publish As slider to choose one of these options:

    HTML5 This publishes your course as HTML5-only output.
    HTML5/Flash This publishes your course as HTML5 first with Flash fallback. Learners will see HTML5 output if they’re using a supported HTML5 browser. If not, they’ll see Flash output.
    Flash/HTML5 This publishes your course as Flash first with HTML5 fallback. Learners will see Flash output if they’re using a Flash-enabled browser. If not, they’ll see HTML5 output.
    Flash This publishes your course as Flash-only output.
  3. If you choose one of the publish formats above that includes Flash output, you’ll also have the option to include Articulate Mobile Player output. Just mark the box to Use Articulate Mobile Player for iOS and Android.

    Articulate Mobile Player output is the default view for learners with iPads and Android devices.

    While Storyline’s superior HTML5 output and responsive mobile player give learners the best viewing experience on tablets and smartphones, one unique benefit of the Articulate Mobile Player app is the option to view content offline. To let learners view your course offline, just mark the box to Allow downloading for offline viewing.

    After downloading a course to their Articulate Mobile Player, learners can view it whenever they want, with or without internet access, even if you remove the course from Review 360.
  4. Click OK to save your selections and return to the Publish window.

Step 4: Adjust the Player Properties and Quality Settings

Use the Properties section of the Publish window to make last-minute changes to your course player and quality settings.

  1. 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.
  2. 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 image quality of 80%.
    • 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.

      Tip: Image compression only applies to JPG files.
    • 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.

Step 5: Choose to Publish a Slide, a Scene, or the Entire Course

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.

Step 6: Choose a Tracking Option

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 keep track of multiple quizzes and send results to your LMS 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.)

Storyline Blocks in Rise 360

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.


Step 7: Publish

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.

Step 8: Distribute Your Published Course

To give viewers access to your published course:

  1. Open your web browser to your Review 360 home page and click your course to open it.
  2. Click Share in the upper right corner.
  3. If you want to password-protect your course, mark the box to Set a password and enter a password in the field provided.
  4. 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.

Learn more about using Review 360.