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Display chronological information in an interactive and engaging way to better share that information with viewers. Timelines can help convey change over time and help with visualization of the amount of time between points or the duration of events. These kinds of tools can be especially useful for history or biography.

Tiki-Toki timeline maker

Tiki-Toki is a web-based application for creating interactive timelines that can include images and videos:

  • The basic account is free which lets you create one fully-functional timeline and share your timeline with others.

Introduction to Tiki-Toki for education video


Timeline JS

Timeline JS is an open-source tool from Northwestern University that enables anyone to build visually rich, interactive timelines:

Beginners can create a timeline using nothing more than a Google spreadsheet.

How to use Timeline JS video


How to Use TimelineJS from Northwestern U. Knight Lab on Vimeo.