Skip to Main Content

Digital Storytelling with TimelineJS

A guide to creating a digital timeline using TimelineJS.

TimelineJS by Knight Lab

TimelineJS is the most popular open-source tool Northwestern University’s Knight Lab. It works with Google Sheets to create multimedia digital timelines.

  1. Get the TimelineJS Google Sheet template and add content.

  2. Click on "File" and select "Publish to the web".  

  3. Copy the URL from your browser's address bar. Paste into the Knight Lab timeline generator.

  4. Get a Share Link or Embed Code.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.