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Create a Multimedia Lesson

The Multimedia lesson type allows you to include websites, and other content already hosted elsewhere online, directly within your Thinkific course.


This is an extremely versatile option that you can use for embedding all kinds of things, including:

- Webinar tools (more info)

- Surveys (e.g. Typeform)

- Appointment booking tools (e.g. Calendly)

- Presentations (e.g. Prezi)

- Google Docs

- Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate files


...and much more!


Before getting started


Please note that the Multimedia lesson type uses an iframe to embed the content into your course, so in order for something to work as a Multimedia lesson it must be "iframeable".


The best way to test whether your content will work as a Multimedia lesson is by, well, trying it out! (instructions below).


You can also use this free tool to confirm whether or not the content is iframeable.


Examples of sites that cannot be iframed:

- YouTube videos

- Google


Creating a Multimedia lesson


1. Head to My Courses on your admin dashboard and select the course you'd like to edit.


2. Whilst on the Curriculum tab of the course builder, select to Add Content, and then Multimedia.



3. Give your lesson a title, and fill out the Source Type field with the kind of content that you're including.


4. Paste the URL for where your content is located into the Source URL field.


5. Hit Save Changes, and that's it!


Now, how about previewing your course as a student?


*Lesson not working? Check out our troubleshooting guide here

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