Earlier this week we released a major update to the SermonSpark platform that allows users to organize the output of SermonSpark’s various tools much more effectively. This post is going to briefly outline the new functionality that has been added, and give you a brief overview of how you might use it to make better use of SermonSpark going forward.
What are Projects?
Projects are a way for users to hierarchically organize the output of any of SermonSpark’s tools. Put another way, think of projects much like folders within your favorite computer operating system. Projects can be children of other projects, and the resulting output of any given tool usage can be associated with one or more projects so you can easily refer to it the future.
An Example Use Case
We expect there may be a few different ways users will want to organize their data. However, a common use case would be to create a parent project for each sermon series a pastor is working on, with a child project for each sermon, much like below:
Given the hierarchy shown above, a pastor would associate some tool outputs that are specific to a given sermon with that particular child project, but they might also associate other outputs that are applicable to the entire series with the parent project as well. When viewing the contents of a project, they can then view all the associated tool outputs for easy reference:
How Do I Associate Tool Output With Projects?
When you’re viewing the output of a tool – either immediately after generating it or from your account history – you can associate that output with a project using the “Add to Project” button shown below:
You’ll also be able to review all projects the output is currently associated with, or remove that association if desired.
What if I Want to Change How My Projects Are Organized in the Future?
No problem! You can use the “Edit Project” function to rename a project or change its parent. Just open the context menu by clicking the three vertical dots next to the project in the main interface.
How Do I Get Started?
To begin using projects, simply click the “My Projects” menu item in the main navigation. We hope you enjoy this new feature, and as always, we’d love to hear any feedback you may have!