If you have included a Google Doc in Multimedia lesson and are receiving an error, make sure that it is iframe compatible!
To add Google Docs directly into your Thinkific course using the Multimedia lesson type, 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 do not have the correct settings on Google Docs, you'll see a message in the bottom of the screen stating "Google Docs supports iFraming, but you need to make sure that you've set it up correctly. See our help documentation for instructions."
Follow the instructions below to ensure that the Google Doc can be iframed in your Multimedia lesson.
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, select 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.
- Click Done to return to the document.
Linking the Document from a Multimedia Lesson
Now that your sharing permissions are set correctly, you can create a new Multimedia lesson and paste the link you copied in the steps above into the URL field.