revisions, quizzes and videos in PDF lesson

Hello Thinkific,

How does thinkific handle PDF lessons revisions?

Do you add a quiz within the PDF lesson or in Thinkific course creation?

Do you embed videos or video links in the PDF lesson or in Thinkific course creation? How do you link the PDF lesson or ebook to the Thinkific video library?

I have a Word Document that I export to PDF, then use Thinkific to create a PDF lesson, see

My problem is how do I do the next steps like I revised the PDF, do I republish in Thinkific? The PDF tells the student to take a quiz, can I provide a thinkific quiz link in the PDF?


Jeff Jensen

Hi Jeff!

Happy to help.

If you need to update a PDF, it would be a case of reuploading the new file.

You cannot add a quiz within a PDF lesson, but you can create Quiz lessons on Thinkific. More on that here.

If you want to link to a video lesson or a quiz from you PDF then you can do that. First, make your Video lessons and Quiz lessons. Then, grab the link to those lessons in the course (whilst previewing as a student). Put those links into your document that you then save as a PDF and upload that to Thinkific as a PDF lesson.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any further questions at all.



When I preview my course as a student my pdf does not show and I get the following message:

Whoops There was a problem previewing this document.

See attached

Hi there!

I tried out your pdf lessons and they were displaying properly. Do you mind try the following:

  • Clear your browser's cache and cookies
  • Try using an incognito/private window
  • Try a different browser
  • Try compressing your pdf files to make them smaller and upload them again. You can use

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