Lessonly's embed element makes it easy to include Google Docs in your lessons. To do so, you'll need to copy the document's share link. Begin by opening the Google Doc you want to embed, then select the blue Share button in the upper right corner of the page.
This will launch a dialog window like the one pictured below.
Under the heading "General access" is a dropdown menu. Use this to grant viewership permissions to anyone on the internet in possession of the document's share link.
💡 Important Note: Setting the Google Doc to Restricted access will prevent learners from seeing the document in Lessonly.
Note that you can specify what kind of access a user should have. You can allow users in your organization to edit the document, or leave comments on it, or you can allow them to view the document but make no changes.
Lessonly can't track the edits that learners make to embedded documents, so we recommend restricting users to view-only permissions. Use Lessonly's learning elements to collect feedback about an embedded Google Doc or quiz learners about its contents.
Once you've set your preferences, select the Copy Link button at the bottom of the dialog to copy a shareable URL to your clipboard.
Now, return to the lesson builder in Lessonly. Select the embed element from the Add Element menu.
Paste the URL you just copied, then click Submit. A preview of the Google Doc will load within the element.
Here's what an embedded Google Doc looks like from a learner's point of view.
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