The time has come, Google has shut down the ability to host eLearning, so now what? Amazon S3 and CloudBerry Explorer to the rescue. Having interactive eLearning on your digital portfolio really elevates your portfolio to the next level, by not only showcasing your skills, but actually proving them too by allowing the user to use your eLearning. Here are the steps on how to host your eLearning for free using Amazon S3 and CloudBerry to generate its own unique url to embed onto your digital portfolio.
1. Create an Amazon S3 account. You will need to enter a credit card, but the lowest tier is free, so as long as you don’t exceed that, you will not be charged. If you already have an Amazon account, your username and password will be the same. 2. Download CloudBerry Explorer Freeware for Amazon S3 Login to your new Amazon S3 account. You will now need to create a Bucket. Call your Bucket something like eLearning. 3. You will now need to create Folders inside your Bucket. Each Folder will store a different eLearning project, so you may want to title the Folders as the name of your projects. 4. Once your Folders are named to your liking, it is time to open up CloudBerry. You will need to connect your Amazon account to your CloudBerry account by clicking file new Amazon S3 account. You will need your Amazon S3 access code that can be located under security credentials on the Amazon S3 home page by clicking the down arrow by your name at the top. 5. Once connected to your CloudBerry account, you should see your bucket, and your folders. Now locate your already published project folder on your computer, and drag and drop the files into the designated folder for that specific project. This will take a few minutes. 6. Once the project is done uploading, navigate back to your Amazon S3 account. Right click on the project folder and click “make public”. 7. One the project is public, return to CloudBerry. Open up your project folder and located the index file. Right click on the index file and then select WebURL. It will then provide you with a link to your eLearning hosted using Amazon S3. 8. You can now use that direct link to your project to post on your digital portfolio.