Combine Videos and Text in the Same Lesson

As an alternative to a standard Video Lesson, you can add your videos into other lesson content that include the WYSIWYG text editor. This includes the button for Insert Video or  Insert Video From Your Library. However please do note that in doing so, the lesson will still only be counted as a 'Text' Lesson and not a Video lesson or other type of lesson based on the content. As such, your curriculum contents may not show as accurate.

Some of the best places to try this out include:

  • A Text lesson - You can use the Text Lesson type to combine multiple types of content, including videos, on the same page.

  • A Quiz lesson - Create video-based quiz questions for your students by embedding video into the question or answer fields.

Inserting video from your Video Library

First make sure you have uploaded a file into your Video Library.

Next, go to Courses and choose the course you’d like to edit. Choose the Curriculum tab and find the lesson where you’d like to add your video.

In the WYSIWYG editor, all you need to do is put your cursor where you want to place the video, then hit the button for Insert Video From Your Library, as shown below.


Next, select a video from the dropdown list in the box that appears.


You can also:

  • Set the video to autoplay when the lesson is opened

  • Choose whether the video should be a specific size (in pixels) or be responsive to screensize

Once you've done that, hit Insert and your video will be dropped into the WYSIWYG editor.

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Hit Save at the top and that's it! You've successfully embedded the video file into your lesson! 

Inserting video hosted outside Thinkific

Adding a YouTube or Vimeo video to your course is a great way to get content you already have online to your Thinkific site without re-uploading it!

First, you will want to copy the embed link from your YouTube video by clicking on Share and then Embed:

Next, select the course in Thinkific that you want to add the video by selecting it in Courses in the left sidebar of the admin dashboard. Then, click on Curriculum and Add Content and choose the content type Text. In the WYSIWYG editor, click on the button that says Insert Video

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Paste your embed link from YouTube into the pop-up that appears.

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And there you go! You now have your YouTube video embedded into your lesson! Make sure you Save Changes before you exit.

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