Sheets on Sefaria Webinar June 2021

Rachel Buckman- Sr. Education Associate

Loren Berman - Engagement Associate

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  1. What is a Sefaria sheet?
    • A sheet is a user created webpage which can include sources from the Sefaria library, outside texts, media, and comments.
    • Sheets are connected to the Sefaria library and, if listed, are searchable.
    • Sheets can be shared.
    • Sheets can always be edited and adapted.
    • Sheets are a great way to collect your ideas, teach others, and contribute to the Sefaria library.
  2. Before you get started
    • You must be logged into your Sefaria account in order to create a sheet.
    • If you don't already have a free Sefaria account, you can sign up for a free account.
    • Sheets are created and edited on the website only. www.sefaria.org
  3. Creating a sheet
    • From your profile page, click on "Create a New Sheet".
    • Rename your sheet and click "Save". You only need to save once. All future changes will be saved automatically.
    • You can also begin with an existing sheet and edit it to suit your needs. To copy a sheet, click on name of sheet in header and select “Copy”.
  4. Adding material to your sheet.
    • View the sheet in edit mode to edit and format your sheet.
    • Additions to the sheet can be made anywhere you see a +. Click on the + and choose which type of material you would like to add and follow the directions.
    • Five types of material can be added to a sheet: a source from the Sefaria library, a library source connected to the first source, an outside text, media, and comments.
    • A source can be added to a sheet directly from the Sefaria library. Click on the text you would like to add, click on "Add to Sheet" in the resource panel. Select the sheet you would like to add to and click "Add to Sheet".
  5. Editing and Formatting your sheet
    • You have many options for editing individual sources and formatting your sheet.
    • Two Help sheets answer many questions that you might have.
    • The following features are available in edit mode but not in library view:
      • Box sources
      • בס״ד
      • Number sources
  6. Sharing your sheet
    • Join our vibrant community of sheet creators by listing your sheet, and by adding tags and a summary so that the materials you share are maximally useful to other members of our community.
      • Click on the “Share” button in the upper right-hand corner to open the form.
      • Complete the form
      • Click “Save” when you are done. (You can always open the form again to make changes by clicking on the “Share” button.)
    • Keep your sheet unlisted but share it with your friends or students.
      • Copy the sheet's URL and send it to anyone you like.
  7. Printing a sheet - There are two choices for printing
    • Select "Print" from the File menu
    • Select "Export to Google Drive" from the File menu. This will convert your sheet to a Google Doc which you can edit/format and print.
  8. For answers to all things Sefaria, check out the Help Center.
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