Podia allows you to embed different types of media into your online courses, as lessons ✨

We use iFramely to turn simple links into beautiful and responsive embeddable elements! iFramely is a format for allowing an embedded representation of a URL on third party sites

In this article, you'll learn how to add an embeddable element into your online courses!

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Adding embeddable content to online courses

Step 1: Access the online course you want to add an embeddable element to and click Edit.

Step 2: From the available content types, select "Add embed".

Step 3: On the next page fill in the information for the lesson such as Name, Description, and Link

Under Link, paste the direct URL of the content you'd like to embed. Make sure you DO NOT use an embeddable code.


For YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0B66HfC5g4

For Spotify songs/playlists: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4EMLIezHsmKQx23IcCEyaA?si=ec2f6f6c91dc42cd

Step 4: Once you're done, hit Save!

Step 5: You can use the View lesson button to preview how your content will appear for your customers! ✨


Can I embed content from all platforms on Podia?

At this time not all platforms are supported by iFramely.

You can read more about the supported platforms here and also test embeds using https://iframely.com/embed

What platforms are supported on Podia?

We currently support over 1,900 platforms.

Here are a few platforms you can use:

  • YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion

  • Spotify, Soundcloud, Podbean

  • Speaker Deck, Slide Share, Presentio, Google Slides

  • Twitter, TikTok, Pinterest, Behance

  • Typeform, Paper Form, Google Forms

  • Github, Codepen

How can I check if the platform is supported?

You can test embeds directly at https://iframely.com/embed

Help! My URL is not embedding!

If a platform that is supported via iFramely is not embedding be sure to check the share settings of the content you're using. In general, you'll want to make sure the content is set to public rather than private. (e.g. a YouTube video can be set to 'unlisted' but not 'private' in order to embed). If you run into any trouble, please don't hesitate to reach out!

What happens if the platform is not supported?

If the platform is not supported, don't worry! We will show a normal link instead that people will still be able to click and access.

Can I use HTML/embeddable code here?

No. This is not supported on Podia. Yet, we make it super simple to embed content simply by pasting the direct URL from other platforms ✨

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