This course is designed for individuals interested in learning the skills necessary to create visually engaging diagrams, maps, and drawings using graphical elements in Microsoft® Office Visio® 2013 to make information easier to comprehend.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the basic elements of Visio and their use.
  • Create a workflow diagram.
  • Create an organization chart.
  • Make a floor plan.
  • Create a cross-functional flowchart.
  • Create a network diagram.
  • Style a diagram.

To ensure success, participants will need to be familiar with using personal computers, should have experience using a keyboard and mouse, and be familiar with Microsoft® Office Windows® user interface.

Suggested Class SizeMinimum 3
Maximum 12
Course LengthFull day
Table of Contents

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Visio 2013

Topic A: Navigate the Visio Environment

Topic B: Use Backstage Commands

Topic C: Save a File


Lesson 2: Creating a Workflow Diagram

Topic A: Use Drawing Components

Topic B: Modify a Drawing

Topic C: Callouts and Groups


Lesson 3: Creating an Organization Chart

Topic A: Create a Basic Organization Chart

Topic B: Modify an Organization Chart


Lesson 4: Making a Floor Plan

Topic A: Make a Basic Floor Plan

Topic B: Model a Room Layout


Lesson 5: Creating a Cross-Functional Flowchart

Topic A: Create a Cross-Functional Flowchart

Topic B: Format a Cross-Functional Flowchart


Lesson 6: Creating a Network Diagram

Topic A: Network Diagrams

Topic B: Use Shape Data

Topic C: Use Layers


Lesson 7: Styling a Diagram

Topic A: Shape and Connector Styles

Topic B: Themes and Variants

Topic C: Use Containers