If you want to create a timeline project in your class or organization, there are many free tools online that make this process easy. Highlighted here is a list of free timeline software that we recommend.
If the assignment is a group project, then the simplest tool to use and edit with groups of students is Timeline JS. Students can enter their data or event into a shared spreadsheet. Once the spreadsheet is filled out by all participating students, it can be uploaded to the Timeline JS site and is automatically converted into a timeline. Information on the format of the spreadsheet can be found here.
There are other options where the creation tools are in the software itself. Some of these have paid versions, or can only be accessed by individuals, so these tools are best for individual projects.
- Tiki Toki – The free version comes with limited functionality. There is a 3D viewing option. Smooth integration tools for YouTube, internet links, and pictures, which can also be taken directly from the web with no need for uploading files. Tiki toki comes with sharing options although group edit is only for premium users. Helpful tips are displayed by default and are pinned to actions the user clicks on.