Embedding Content into a Lesson

by Jessica Nelson

You can embed many different types of content into a lesson. In this article we identify two ways to embed content.

For a full list of different content types that can be embedded, or instructions on how to embed a specific content type, see this help article

Option 1: Embed by link

Easily embed the following content by just pasting the link to your content into a lesson.


  • YouTube (or Google Hangouts on Air recording)
  • Kaltura
  • Vimeo
  • Ooyala
  • Wistia
  • Vidyard
  • Brightcove

Google content

Other content

  • SurveyMonkey
  • Qualtrics Survey
  • Qzzr Quiz
  • Haiku Deck
  • Nintex Form
  • Slideshare
  • Box
  • Any website

Steps to embedding

  1. Copy the embeddable link to your content
  2. Login to the Skilljar Dashboard
  3. Navigate to the Courses section
  4. Select the specific course to update, click on the Curriculum list and select the lesson that you would like to embed content in
  5. Select "Embed Link" tab in Content section 


  6. Select the type of content to be embedded from the dropdown menu
  7. Paste the link to your content in the "Url" field and select "Save Link" (the content type may populate, if recognizable, and save automatically)


  8. Click Save Lesson


Option 2: Embed as text lesson

Follow these instructions if your content is not included in the "Embed link" dropdown.

  1. Copy the embed link to your content
  2. Navigate to the course and click on the Curriculum list
  3. Create a new "Text" lesson or select a previously created "Text" lesson
  4. Select the Source Code button (<>)


  5. Paste the embed link into the Source code box and click "Ok"
  6. Click Save Lesson

Using style tags

If you’d like to include style tags, we’ve attached a template for you.

Below are the steps to follow when using the template. 

  1. Download the attached file Template - Embed Content.html (located at the end of the article)
  2. Open the document in a text editor program
  3. Replace the link currently in the template at line 26 with the link to your content

  4. Copy the full code
  5. Go to your lesson in the Course Management section of your dashboard
  6. Choose text as the content type for the lesson
  7. Click your cursor into the text box
  8. Choose the Source Code button in the text editor toolbar (looks like: < >)
  9. Paste the code you copied into the Source Code section and click OK.
  10. Save the lesson

To view the lesson page from the student view, click Preview and select "This Lesson".

Optional lesson components:


  • Summary - a text/HTML field where you can provide a summary of the lesson for trainees, links to additional resources, upload images, etc.
  • Downloadable content - upload any file type to the downloadable content section to make available to the trainee as a supplementary downloadable attachment


A look at a trainee lesson page:


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