Timeline without requiring a year

Hi,

Would it be possible to create a timeline without having to add a year? I would really like to create one using just months or periods.

Thanks,

Ashley

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Timeline without year
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tomaj's picture

It's not possible right now.

But it should be possible to make. It would be something like on this page right?

- Tom

Yeah that's exactly the sort of thing I'm looking for.

Ashley

It would also be neat to be able to use the Timeline tool to build interactive sequences that aren't time-based, but "scale" or "series" based:

  • A temperature range showing freezing, metling, and boiling points for various substances (with the "eras" being particular substances - all three points for iron in one color, for instance.
  • Steps in a process - Science fair, building a shed, writing an essay, etc
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum

Or a new tool - called "Sequences"?

Thanks for a great tool! H5P is a great addition to our K-12 Moodle site.

David

BV52's picture

Wow this is a great idea dgmorrow.

-BV52

Thank you, BV52! The problem is that I don't know how to make that happen. But I hope someone more knowledgeable can have a go at it. Decent name, at least - "Sequences".

David

thomasmars's picture

Have you tried the new H5P from Otack, Agamotto ? I think it might fit your needs. 

I saw it recently and really liked it. And I only just now downloaded it and uploaded to our Moodle site to see the editing options. It looks great - really nice effect and easy to build. I was thinking more along the lines of the timeline experience - with a labeled slider (degrees, days of the week, atomic number, altitude, etc) and the ability to add images, text, and video in the slide.

Thanks,

David

tomaj's picture

There is actually a community member (jithin), who is developing a module named Image Sequencing.

Was it something similar to this you had imagined?

- Tom

 

Tomaj,

Thank you for pointing me to Image Sequencing. I was not able to upload it to my Moodle site ("Could not validate H5P file."), but the screenshot in the forum looks like it allows for dragging and dropping images to place them in order. I really like that! If that is the case, it seems to be more of an assessment of the kind of information that would be presented (and interacted with) using the Timeline or a similar tool. Which I really like, but is not quite what I'm talking about.

Thanks!

David

tomaj's picture

Image Sequencing is something a community member is still working on, so I wouldn't say it's ready for production quite yet. (but it's getting there)

- Tom

Hi

I am so grateful to the authors of H5P for such a wonderful content-authoring suite of tools.

I have just about started to use these tools. I am stuck with Timeline somewhat...

The Timeline content type does not allow php code or HTML5 tags to be able to call "todays" date into START date and +n days for END date, which feature is something that we need for a particular project. Is there a way I could do so? I tried out appending some php code or html 5 tags that i found on web search... field validation immediately rejects it.

Is there a way around? Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

Vy

tomaj's picture

Hi,

The only way I can think if, is to change the data, after it leavs the database, but before it hits your users browsers.

There is a PHP hook for that params_alter which you can leverage.

See the documentation for more info on how to do this.

- Tom