About This Feature

Embeds enable you to integrate external tools and resources directly into your Disco Community, providing seamless access to external content.

 

How It Works

Embeds in Disco allow for integrating various external platforms at the Community/Experience and Lesson/Task/Assignment levels. Available options include Discord, Airtable, Google Docs, Google Forms, Typeform, Whereby, Figma, Miro, Loom, YouTube, and Vimeo. These can be embedded directly into Pages, Lessons, Tasks, Assignments, or anywhere the Rich Text Editor is available.

 

How To Embed an External Tool in Disco:

1. Choose Your Embed Tool: Decide which external tool or resource to embed within your Disco Community.

2. Obtain the Embed Link: For the chosen tool, follow the product-specific instructions to obtain an embeddable or shareable link. (For Typeform, this includes obtaining a share link that passes hidden variables like disco_user_id,please refer to Important Considerations below for more information on Typeform)

3. Embed in Disco: In the area where you want to include the Embed (Lesson, Task, Assignment, etc.), use the Rich Text Editor to insert the embed link. This process may vary slightly depending on the tool but generally involves pasting the embed link into a designated embed area or using an HTML embed option if available.

4. Customize Visibility and Access: Ensure the embedded content is appropriately set up for the intended audience, whether it's all members, specific groups, or instructors only.

 

Important Considerations

If you want to use these variables, add them to your Typeform by following Typeform's instructions.

  • Not all external platforms will have the same embed process; refer to each platform's support center for specific instructions
  • Check compatibility and display settings to ensure embedded content is viewable and functional within your Disco Community

FAQs

Q: How do I embed a video from YouTube or Vimeo into Disco?

A: Use the share link from YouTube or Vimeo and insert it into the Rich Text Editor or designated embed field within your Disco content area.

Q:  The embed window height seems too small for my preference. Can I increase the embed window height?

A: Yes! Resize the window height by clicking and dragging the window height.

Q: Can I track Member interactions with embedded content?

A: Direct interactions with embedded content (like form submissions or video playbacks) are tracked within the external tool. See above for how interactions and responses are tracked for Typeform embeds.

Q: What types of content can I embed in Disco at the Community and Experience level?

A:  At the Community and Experience level, the following are a subset of the options available:

  • Discord: A free voice, video, and text chat app for a community. You may already have a community here, so this will be a quick way for your members to get into Discord.
  • Airtable: An online platform for creating and sharing databases. The user interface is simple and allows you to make a database quickly. Customize your workflow and collaborate. 
  • Google Docs: An online word processor that lets you create and format documents and work with others. You can embed these right into pages on Disco.
  • Google Forms: An online form software that allows you to create and analyze surveys in your mobile or web browser. You can summarize survey results at a glance with charts and graphs. Great as a task to get member sentiment part way through an experience. 
  • Typeform: Similar to Google Forms but with a slightly different interface. Create anything from surveys and quizzes to apps without needing to write code. Great to set up as a task to test members' knowledge of the subject they are learning about. 
  • Whereby: A video calling app similar to Zoom, Teams and Google Meet. 
  • Figma: A collaborative interface design tool that helps you create websites, applications, logos, wireframing, etc. You could use it to share a design, a slideshow with your community or many other options. 
  • Miro: A digital whiteboard that can be used for research, ideation, building customer journeys and user story maps, wireframing and other collaborative activities. It's great for breakout rooms and collaborating on ideas with a group. 

Q: What types of content can I embed in Disco at the Lessons, Tasks and Assignments level?

A: At the Lessons, Tasks and Assignments level, or anywhere you see the Rich Text Editor, the following options are available:

  • Airtable: An online platform for creating and sharing databases. The user interface is simple and allows you to make a database quickly. Customize your workflow and collaborate. 
  • Google Docs: An online word processor that lets you create and format documents and work with others. You can embed these right into pages on Disco.
  • Google Forms: An online form software that allows you to create and analyze surveys in your mobile or web browser. You can summarize survey results at a glance with charts and graphs. Great as a task to get member sentiment part way through an experience. 
  • Typeform: Similar to Google Forms but with a slightly different interface. Create anything from surveys and quizzes to apps without needing to write code. Great to set up as a task to test members' knowledge of the subject they are learning about. 
  • Whereby: A video calling app similar to Zoom, Teams and Google Meet. 
  • Figma: A collaborative interface design tool that helps you create websites, applications, logos, wireframing, etc. You could use it to share a design, a slideshow with your community or many other options. 
  • Miro: A digital whiteboard that can be used for research, ideation, building customer journeys and user story maps, wireframing and other collaborative activities. It's great for breakout rooms and collaborating on ideas with a group. 
  • Loom: A video messaging tool that helps get your message across through instantly shareable videos. Record your camera, microphone and desktop simultaneously; your video is instantly available to share. Great for walking others through software or explaining things when you can't do a live event. We use it for product tours!
  • Vimeo: Like YouTube, Vimeo is a video-sharing platform originally geared towards artists and creators. It also offers subscription-based tools and features, including an editing suite.
  • YouTube: A free video-sharing website

Q: Are there deeper integrations available in Disco?

A: Yes! Disco has deeper integrations available with the following tools: