The first step is to add your data into a Google Spreadsheet using the appropriate template. You can use your Swarthmore Google Drive account or a personal Google account to create a spreadsheet for use with Timeline JS and TimeMapper.
In order to link your timeline with your data, first publish the data.
Paste the Google Spreadsheet URL copied to your clipboard into the appropriate URL generator. In order to incorporate your timeline widget into another website, you'll need to cut and paste the embed code. You can either link to this view directly or embed it into a web page of your own by cutting-and-pasting the entire embed code into your own page.