Organizing Your Site: Enabling, Disabling, Setting Up, and Using the Timeline Tool
MediaKron supports a robust timeline tool, allowing you to specify dates for content items and then view their chronological relation to one another.
Enabling or Disabling the Timeline Tool
The timeline function is automatically enabled when your MediaKron site is built, though you must manually determine the units of time you wish for it to cover. To
disable this tool, first be sure that you are logged into
your MediaKron site, and then select Manage Project.
From the left sidebar menu, select Organize.
From here, select Timeline.
At the top of the screen, under the horizontal tabs, there is a small box that says “Uncheck to disable timeline.” To disable this tool, meaning that the Timeline will no longer appear on your MediaKron site, uncheck this box.
Once you have unchecked this box the timeline will no longer appear on your MediaKron site.
How to Set up the Timeline
In order to set the appropriate units of time over which your timeline will iterate, navigate to the Timeline area of the Organize page. Here, you will be able to customize the time frame over which the timeline spans. Beginning with box #1, select the largest unit of time relevant for your project from the dropdown menu.
In box #2, select the smallest unit of time relevant for your project from the drop down menu.
In box #3, enter the Start and End Year for your timeline. For BCE dates, use negative numbers. Please keep in mind that media content added to the timeline must fall within this time frame in order to appear on the timeline.
As you assign dates to content items, the items will appear on the Timeline area of the Organize space. They will be categorized both by title and by time labels corresponding to the largest and smallest units of time you selected when you set up the timeline.
Once you have set up the time frame for your timeline, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Save. When the changes have been saved, a message will appear verifying that the timeline has been updated.
Using the Timeline
To view and use the Timeline tool in your MediaKron site, navigate to the Timeline from the Homepage.
To scroll through your timeline or narrow or expand the timeframe you are currently viewing, click on and use the grab bars, which are located at the bottom of the timeline
Media icons representing content items will appear on the Timeline if they have been assigned dates. Scroll over an icon to see a short description of this media item along with its date. Click on a media icon to enter its full content view.
To learn how to assign dates to media items so that they will be visible on the Timeline, please see the relevant content tutorial.