How to Create an Online Course with Weebly

How to Create an Online Course with Weebly

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Hosting online courses on Weebly can be tough. Users have the option to take advantage of their platform called Weebly for Education wherein users can create and manage classes. However, they have made an announcement to discontinue this platform by August 1, 2022, forcing teacher accounts to look for other options to create and manage their classes on Weebly.

In the world of website hosting, Weebly is an up-and-comer. It has become one of the most popular website builders on the market because of its flexible drag and drop blog creation feature giving customers the freedom to build what they want, the way they want it. Although Weebly has a lot of fantastic features, publishing online courses and managing them is not a part of it. Hosting online course on Weebly can be tough. Users have the option to take advantage of their platform called Weebly for Education wherein users can create and manage classes. Users of this particular platform also have teacher accounts that they can sign up for free. However, they have made an announcement to discontinue this platform by August 1, 2022, forcing teacher accounts to look for other options to create and manage their classes on Weebly.

If you’re an existing Weebly user with a teacher account or simply a user who is interested in hosting online courses via Weebly, we have great news for you! Our new Learning Management System: Owwlish lets you exactly do this!

Before proceeding with the steps below, ensure that you have already created your course in Owwlish. It’s so easy and straightforward. You only need to outline your course lessons beforehand and simply organize them in Owwlish. You also have the option to add photos and videos making your course more engaging!

HOST YOUR OWWLISH ONLINE COURSE IN WEEBLY

Step 1: Add code to Footer of Your Weebly Site

Given that you have already created your Weebly site, go to Edit Site and click on Settings from the top navigation menu. On the Settings page, select SEO and find Footer Code, this is where you will paste the Owwlish script.

Weebly top navigation settings menu
Weebly SEO settings
Owwlish Weebly integration script embedded to Weebly footer code

Note: To get your unique Owwlish script, reach out to Owwlish support team.

The following is the code format of the script:

<script>var owwlish_id = 'XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXX';</script>
<script src="https://app.owwlish.com/integration/js/embed.js"></script>

In the format above, XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXX is the client ID we will be providing to you.

Step 2: Inserting Your Course into Any Page of Your Site

  • Navigate to the Weebly website builder, select Pages in the main navigation and hit the plus (+), icon to create a new Standard Page. Name it the name of your course
Weebly website builder - creating a standard page
  • Open the newly created page in Weebly builder and switch to the Build option in the main navigation.
Weebly build option
  • Drag and drop the Embed Code block from the sidebar onto your newly established blog page. Select the block you just made and then click Edit Custom HTML.
Drag and Drop embed code block to Weebly established page
Custom HTML edit
  • While you’re on the editing mode, copy the code format below and paste it in the custom HTML area:
<div id="oww-embed-course-XX”></div>
Owwlish course code embedded in Weebly custom HTML area

XX in the code above stands for the course ID of your Owwlish course, which you can easily grab by going to your Owwlish courses -> specific course you would like to embed in your Weebly page and then grabbing the number at the end of the course’s URL.

owwlish dashboard with view of course list

Step 3: Publishing Your Page

Proceed with clicking on the Publish button at the top navigation menu and you will get a confirmation message with the URL of your site where you can view your Course page.

Owwlish course embedded on a Weebly website

TIPS ON HOSTING ONLINE COURSE ON WEEBLY WITH OWWLISH

There are a lot of features that you can take advantage of when hosting online courses on Weebly with Owwlish. You can stylize your website and match your Owwlish course to your site brand. You also have the option to completely customize your own css if you want.

Morevover, once your Owwlish account has been integrated with Weebly, there will be no need to login to Weebly to edit the course . All you have to do is edit the course in Owwlish and it will automatically be updated on your website. Here’s a quick guide video on how to execute these steps and publish your online course on your Weebly site right away.

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