Tech Tip: Office Timeline 

screenshot of timeline UX

For a number of years, I have been looking for a good timeline creator. Unfortunately, most of the options I found were either outdated or looked rather bland. I recently discovered Office Timeline and so far it is quite promising. Full of features like online collaboration and Excel support, Office Timeline looks great and is easy-to-use. They offer both an online version and a PowerPoint add-in. (Please be aware that installing the add-in on a U-M provided computer may require administrative permissions.) So far, I have only tried the Instant version, but plan on creating a free account soon to take advantage of additional features.

How are you creating modern timelines? Is there other software that I should try?

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Author: Chase Masters, University Library

Chase's role at the Taubman Health Sciences Library includes managing technology projects and resources, consulting with faculty to effectively incorporate technology into their curriculum, supervising staff, serving in the HS-STEM Administration Unit, and identifying and building partnerships with instructional technology units throughout the university community. You may reach him at