Timeline Creator Software is a simple-to-use resource
that allows professors, teachers, and researchers without
multimedia development skills to create an interactive
timeline for teaching or presentation purposes. The
tool can present up to six timelines simultaneously
and allow the designer to embed images and detail information
to each "Event". The designer also can customize
the colors and text of the timeline interface.
contains three components.
Viewer File (timeline.html)
Creator Application allows the designer to enter the
Events and to configure the Timeline Template interface.
The Creator Application creates and saves the Events
and interface configurations to an XML storage file
1.4.2 or later must be installed on the computer
for the Creator.jar file to work. The free JAVA install
is available for download at http://www.java.com/en/download/index.jsp.
Timeline Template reads the Events and configurations
saved in the XML storage file. The Template then creates the timeline.
The Timeline Viewer is an HTML file that allows a user
to view the Timeline Template in a Web browser. To view
the timeline each user will need version 7.0 or later
of the Flash player installed. The player can be found on the Adobe Web site at http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/.
Version 2.0 Updates
- Users can now upload audio (mp3) and video (flv) media to go with events on their timelines
- The Search tool is a new feature that allows users to perform a text search of items within the timeline. Upon searching for a key word, a list of results pops up. Users can then click on each list item to find out more information.
- A final additional feature is a corresponding "date range" bar that appears next to each selected item. This bar allows the user to find the exact date in which the event occurs.
more information on using the tool, please research
the Support page.