Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS, is the Digital Literacy Librarian for Pollak Library at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). Her work focuses on helping faculty and students integrate more digital tools and strategies into their curriculum, research, and scholarship.
Digital Storytelling: Hands-On with TimelineJS
TimelineJS (timeline.knightlab.com) is a free cloud-based tool for creating interactive, multimedia, narrative timelines. It is developed by the Knight Lab at Northwestern University. The platform is intuitive to learn, and its integrations with other cloud services make it easy to add different media. Because the timeline data gets pulled from a Google Spreadsheet, TimelineJS works well for both individual and collaborative group projects.
This workshop uses the live TimelineJS and Google Spreadsheets platforms to design a multimedia timeline story, demonstrates how to share it online, and discusses privacy considerations. The instructor will provide participants with as story plan, spreadsheet template, and digital content, so that we can jump right in to learning and creating.