How to Create an Online Course in Squarespace

How to Create an Online Course in Squarespace

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Owwlish has finally offered a solution for people looking to host online courses on Squarespace. No need to download a mess of apps or deal with confusing coding. Here are the simple steps you need to take to start an equally simple online course operation.

Squarespace is a rising star in website hosting. Its designer templates and intuitive website builder has made it one of the most popular content management systems on the market. While Squarespace is very good at doing many things, building online courses has never been one of them. It was not easy to host online courses on Squarespace. Users often had to look to unreliable, third-party standalone sites to host their online classes, making for an experience that was very clunky, complicated, and unsecured. 

Owwlish has finally offered a solution for people looking to host online courses on Squarespace. No need to download a mess of apps or deal with confusing coding. Here are the simple steps you need to take to start an equally simple online course operation.

Host online courses on Squarespace

HOST YOUR ONLINE COURSES IN SQUARESPACE

Step 1: Set Up Your Owwlish Account

Create an Owwlish account to host your online courses in Squarespace. You can create unlimited number of courses if you opt for the premium plan. If you only plan to offer a single online course, feel free to go with the Basic plan. But if you expect a lot of students, consider purchasing the Premium plan to minimize your business cost in the long run, as it offers a lot of features that are worth paying for!

Step 2: Upload Your Online Course Content

Owwlish lets you upload videos directly to its course builder; but if you have existing course videos uploaded on YouTube and Vimeo, you may embed them instead. There is no need to go to a third-party site to upload your videos and to make it even more inconvenient, having the option to embed videos gives your site a faster loading speed that your customers are sure to appreciate.

Everything else is much easier to handle. Written content can simply be uploaded in Owwlish’s text block.

Step 3: Integrate Owwlish with Squarespace and Host Your Courses

Integrating Owwlish with Squarespace

Now that you have set up your Owwlish account and created your courses, it’s time to finally integrate your Owwlish account with your Squarespace site. Before going through the steps below, make sure to set up your Squarespace site– you also need to be at least in Squarespace’s business plan to successfully establish an integration.

Finally, here are the steps:

  • Log in to the Owwlish app and on the right sidebar menu, click on Settings and select Platforms.
Owwlish Platforms Settings
  • Choose the Squarespace logo from the list of platforms. 
Selecting Squarespace for Owwlish integration
  • Name your integration however you want and input the URL of your Squarepace site under Hosted Site URL.
Creating Owwlish Integration with Squarespace
  • Click on Create to save changes. 
  • You will then be redirected to a page where you can find the sites you have integrated with your Owwlish account. 
  • Select the site for your Squarespace integration and click on the Client ID link. Doing so would show an integration popup box where you can grab your unique creator integration code. 
Selecting Owwlish Squarespace integration client ID
  • Go to your Squarespace site and click on your Site settings. 
Squarespace Website Builder – Site Settings
  • On the next page, select Advanced and click on Code Injection.
Squarespace website builder – Advanced Site Settings
  • On the next page, paste your unique integration code in the box provided under Header. You can grab  your unique integration code from the Owwlish integration popup box earlier. This code should be under Step 1 and should be in the following format:
<script>var owwlish_id = 'XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXX';</script> <script src="https://app.owwlish.com/integration/js/embed.js"></script>
Squarespace code injection in advanced site settings
  • Save changes and you have successfully integrated your Owwlish account with Squarespace.

Hosting your Owwlish Course in Squarespace

  • Select the page from your Squarespace site where you like to host your Owwlish course in.
  • Once there, add a Code block.
  • Go back to the integration pop-up box, and under Step 2, select the course you would like to host from the drop down. A new course code will be generated for you after.
Owwlish Squarespace integration course selection
  • Copy the newly generated course code and paste it in the code block of your Squarespace page.
Owwlish course code embedded in Squarespace code block
  • Save changes and you have successfully hosted your Owwlish course!
Owwlish Course Embedded in Squarespace

Lastly, while Squarespace may not be the definitive platform for online courses, you don’t have to go through the trouble of migrating your established business from complicated learning management systems just to host your online courses. With its recent updates and ongoing support, Owwlish promises to deliver on the promise of being an easy and flexible course builder.

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