MS Visio - Introduction

This Introduction course focuses on understanding how to get started with MS Visio. We assume learners will already be familiar with using a keyboard, mouse, computer and assistive technology. 

By the end of this course you will be able to

  • understand the environment
  • open and close diagrams
  • create and save diagrams
  • use the drawing page as well as pan and zoom
  • create basis diagrams, building plans
  • work with flowcharts, brainstorming diagrams plus many others
  • work with stencils, shapes i.e. merging, ordering, aligning, as well as learning about the shape handles.  
  • work with PowerPoint and Excel and quick styles and page duplication.

Estimated Course duration is 2 - 3 hours.  Each lesson take on average 3-5 minutes to complete.

Course Content

Getting Started

Visio Explained
Visio Environment
The Ribbon
Opening and Closing Diagrams
Saving Diagrams
Getting Help
Backstage View

Drawing Tools

Drawing Page
Drawing Explorer
Panning and Zooming

Creating Diagrams & Charts

Creating Basic Diagrams
Creating Flowcharts
Creating Brainstorming Diagrams
Creating Map Diagrams
Creating Organization Charts
Creating Calendars
Creating Project Timelines
Creating Gantt Charts

Working with Stencils

Creating New Stencils

Working with Shapes

Adding Text to Shapes
Moving Shapes
Merging Shapes
Ordering Shapes
Grouping Shapes
Aligning Shapes
Shape Handles
Replacing Shapes


Copying Shapes
Copying Drawings
Applying Shape Effects
Quick Styles
Page Duplication


Creating PowerPoint Presentations
Data Connectivity with Excel

Proofing, Printing & Sharing

Spell Checking