Can I embed or add Wistia videos to Rise?

Mar 29, 2017

We use Wistia for our vast library of videos because of the privacy options it allows us to have on our videos. Can I embed or add Wistia videos to Rise?

10 Replies
Alyssa Gomez

Hey Andrew,

Absolutely--just create a URL/Embed lesson or the Embed block type, and include the Wistia Fallback embed code there. Here's an example of what that Fallback code looks like:

Here's an example of a quick Rise course I put together using that embed code. And in case you're interested, We use to embed rich media in Rise courses, and you can read more about that here on our Rise FAQ's Page.

Give it a shot, and let me know how you make out!

Hakan Ali

Hey Alyssa, 

I have attempted the above, unfortunately I've had no luck with this. 

I've created a Multimedia Embed block, then I paste the attached link into the Content link.

I see the message: Please enter a valid URL or iframe.

I am using the Fallback Embed type without success.

Any help would be appreciated.


Paul Courtney

Hi Hakan,

I found that I can use either the URL alone, like

or with the iframe tags in place, like

<iframe width="640" height="360" src=""></iframe>

I did not include the <div> or <script> tags. Have you tried this out?


Hakan Ali

Hi Paul, thanks for taking the time to look at this.

I have tried your first suggestion already and it tells me that "This video is not authorized to be embedded here". I've contacted our security admin team for this, just awaiting a response.

Your second suggestion got me halfway there but it pulls across the whole page, not just the video so it looks odd. Please see attached.

Happy to try any other suggestions.

Many thanks