If you have included a Google Doc in Multimedia lesson and are receiving an error, make sure that it is iframeable!
You are able to add Google Docs directly into your Thinkific course using the Multimedia lesson type, but first you need to make sure that you have the correct settings for the document on Google Drive and are using the correct URL.
When creating a Multimedia lesson, if you've not got the correct settings on Google Docs, you'll see this message in the bottom of the screen:
You can follow these instructions to ensure that the Google Doc can be iframed into your course.
How to configure a Google Doc to allow iframing
- Open up the Google Doc you want to include in your lesson
- While viewing your doc, select the Share button in the top right of the page:
- In the Get link section, click on Change to anyone with the link
- This will update the permissions and show a slightly different set of options. To make sure that you can include the document in the lesson, the drop-down menu should say Anyone with the link — if it says Restricted, click on the menu and change it to Anyone with the link
- Click Copy link to copy the link to the document; you'll use this to actually include it in the Multimedia lesson (see below)
- Click Done to return to the document.
Linking the Document from a Multimedia Lesson
Now that your sharing permissions are set correctly, you can just create a new Multimedia lesson and paste the link you copied into the URL field: