Cards are the fundamental, bite-sized units of knowledge in Guru. All of your team's content is stored in Cards across Collections in Guru.

Unlike long documents, Cards are optimized to make knowledge easy to search and quickly accessible for your team when they need it. Cards are easy to create and you can edit Cards at any time!


You must have Author or Collection Owner permission to create Guru Cards.

Note - this video contains references to an older navigation experience in Guru.

Creating a Card in the Guru Web App and Guru Extension

1. Click the + Create a Card button at the top of the Guru web app or button in the Guru extension.

2. Select Create a new Card or pick a Template Card your team has created.

Create Guru Card Step 2

3. Add a Card Title.

4. Create and format Card content, then click Next step.

5. Pick a Collection for your Card to live in. You can only choose Collections in which you have Author or Collection Owner access.

6. (Optional) Pick a Board for this Card to live in.

7. (Optional) Assign applicable tags that will help users surface this Card in search.

Create Guru Card Step 3

8. Select the Verifier and the verification interval for the Card.

The Verifier is responsible for keeping the content up-to-date and accurate, and the Verification interval is set to remind the Verifier to periodically ensure the Card's knowledge stays current over time.

9. Decide who can access the knowledge on this Card.


What can they see?

Your Guru Team

Users who have Collection or Board-level access to the Card.

Restricted Users

Only individuals explicitly shared on the Card can access it.

These Cards are only available via the Card link, in the Card Manager, or through search. they will not appear on the Collection page.


No sign-in is required! Anyone with the Card link can view this entire Card (including images and files) outside of your Guru Team.


If your Card has any images or files your team would like to share externally, select "Allow images and files uploaded to this Card to be shared outside of your Guru team."

10. Click Publish Card.

Frequently Asked Questions about creating Cards

Why do I not see the option to create or edit a Card?

If you don't see the option to create or edit a Card, it means that you have Read Only access in that Collection. You can always comment on the Card or reach out to your team Admins if you think you need Author access.

Can I specify a Card Template when using Guru's API to create a Card?

To specify a Template when creating a Card using the API, you can try using this API call to list all of your Templates or find a single Template. If you know the Template ID, insert it into the first call. If you don't know the Template ID, the call to list all Templates has a search parameter where you can surface a particular Template to use.

What browsers does the Guru editor work within?

While our editor will work in all web browsers, Google Chrome will give you the best editing experience.

Will anyone be notified when I create a new Card?
If you have any followers in Guru, users will be notified when you publish a new Card that they have access to. You can check out who is following you as an Author under your user profile.

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