Boards, Sections, and Board Groups allow you to easily organize your knowledge within each Collection, making it even more consumable for your team.

Board Groups, Boards, and Sections: Definitions

Board Groups consist of Boards that you can group under one name, allowing for a higher level of organization above Boards. For example, you can create a Board Group called "Products" that groups all of the Boards that contain information on your various products. As with Boards and Sections, the usage of Board Groups will aid in managing the organization of your knowledge.

Boards allow you to organize your Cards by topic and publish them to your team. As an example, you can add all of your competitor Cards onto a Board called "Competition" for easy consumption by your team, whether they're in the Guru extension or via our web app.

Distinguishing characteristics of Boards:

  • Boards are made up of Cards. They serve as a means to group Cards by topic.

  • Curated, narrative view of knowledge in Guru based on topic.

  • The primary use case is browsing/studying knowledge on your own time. Great for onboarding new team members.

  • Cover more broad topics of knowledge (a board for case studies, FAQ’s, etc).

  • Primarily consumed in the web app.

  • Boards are searchable while Board Groups and Sections are not.

Sections let you visually segment Cards within a specific Board. For example, within a "FAQ" Board you could create Sections for different types of inbound questions (e.g.,
"Security", "Features", "Billing").

Use cases for Sections are related to those of Boards. Sections will help you further visually organize the narrative view of knowledge your Board presents.

Using Sections makes for easier browsing and content consumption for the recently hired as well as the veteran members of your team. This makes them especially helpful for onboarding and review sessions.

💡 Tip

Want to rearrange your Boards, Board Groups, or Sections in Guru? Move Boards, Board Groups, Sections, and Cards at any time by dragging and dropping to reposition within the Collection. Note: Sections cannot be moved between Boards.

Boards, Board Groups, and Sections live within Collections, which allows you to both share and segment content across your entire organization to fit your team's unique needs. Check out Guru's overall Content Hierarchy to see how you should structure your content in Guru:

Guru Content Hierarchy

✍️ Note

A Board Group consists of a group of Boards, therefore, you cannot convert an existing Board into a Board Group. You can add a Board to a Board Group.

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