Tutorials and Instructions


Signing Up for ClioVis

  1. Go to the START button on this website;
  2.  Sign up for an account.  Watch this video for more information.

Creating A Project

To create a project, you will give it a title and description. You can also drop a pin on a map if your project corresponds with a specific geo location. You can use your own map by uploading it, use the Google Maps option, or use the “default” map we provide (seen in the video below). You do not need to geo locate your project. If that is the case, pick “none” in the drop down menu.

Inviting Collaborators and Editing Users

Inviting people to your project is easy. You just create an invitation code. When setting up your project, you can give different people different privileges. (You can also change those privileges once people have been added.) For instance, you can decide to let some people can edit projects while others can just view them. It’s up to the project administrator to decide!  Watch the video below for instructions.

Building Your Timelines

To build your timelines: 1 – Hit the Create timeline button. 2- Add your date range (minimum range is 10 years, but once you are working you can narrow that range down to a specific year if you want).  3 – Add a title of your timeline. 4- You can also add a description of your timeline by clicking on the “information” icon at the top the screen. 5- You can start adding events to your timeline. Each event needs a title, date, description, and source. You can also add an image URL. 6 – You can create categories that you can use to color code your events in the top of the timeline by hitting the plus sign. 7 – You can then connect events by drawing a line between two different nodes. Once the line is in place, it will ask you for a description.

Presentation Mode, Event Ordering, Chat, and Export

Go to the “menu” located on the top right part of your screen. Tre, you will see a drop down menu of different options. You can activate presentation mode, order your events however you want for presentations, chat with others using the timeline, and export all the information you put in the timeline in a text format from presentation mode. Note: the video does not go over all the options. Be sure to play around to discover all you can do!