DigCompEdu Competence area

2.2 Creating and modifying digital resources

Progression Level

Expert (B2)

Minimum digital skills level of Students


Minimum digital skills level of Educators


Learning/Teaching situation

Home learning; Flipped learning; Any learning situation!

Target group

All ages.


  • PC/laptop/smartphome
  • Internet connection
  • Canvas account


Using an online design tool is a great way to make timelines look visually stunning and easy to follow. This tool can be used by the teacher as a learning point or by the student/learner to create their own timeline.
It can be used to create chronological time lines, or flow charts for any subject matter. This could be a home learning exercise or a collaborative exercise for the learners.
Infographics created can be used in portfolios, project work or printed and displayed.

How to do it (step by step)

Step 1

As a teaching and learning tool decide what information, you need to display.

Step 2

Have a clear idea of how the information needs to be displayed

Step 3

The types of time line infographic might include:
• Statistics
• Flow process
• Historical time line
• Project time line
• Comparison of time lines
• Geographic
• Charts

1. Create a Canva account
2. Choose a template to work with or design your own
3. Choose a theme, edit your content, add graphics, charts, maps, videos
4. Save and export

As an activity for learners, this can be a useful tool for home learning, collaborative activities and sharing knowledge.
It is creative and fun to do.


There is more…

Canva is a free design software with useful tutorials on its website. It can make infographics in a variety of designs. With a range of templates to choose from it can create a range of products from posters and flyers to graphics.


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