Why ClioVis?

ClioVis goes above and beyond existing digital timeline tools in a few big ways:

  • it’s much more interactive and allows users to create connections between items
  • the interface is very easy to use
  • it’s easy for students to collaborate in groups

Check out this review from Pedagogy Playground for a detailed rundown of ClioVis’ distinctive strengths.

How can teachers, researchers, and team leaders use ClioVis?

  • Students can use the tool to outline lectures and readings, creating an ongoing visualnetwork map of the entire course.
  • Users can map out their own research projects.
  • Users make connections between events and explain how those events are connected.
  • Groups can collaborate on an assignment or a class project.
  • Students learn to cite material and make connections that help them differentiate between causation and correlation.
  • Students can “reverse engineer” readings to help them learn historical methodology and how authors build their argument.
  • Individuals can use to create an outline of their research papers and can use the for the presentation tool for in-class workshops.
  • Users can present directly from the timeline.
  • Users can export their research in text form and turn in as an assignment or use a “first draft” of a paper.
  • Projects can be added to e-portfolios.
  • Timelines can be correspond with assessment goals and used by departments to demonstrate student success.
  • Create visually appealing timelines for family/community genealogy projects.