Microsoft 365 Visio: Part 1 Course Outline

Microsoft 365 Visio: Part 1

About This Course

Course Prerequisites

Course Overview

Course Objectives

How to Use This Book

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Visio 365

TOPIC A: Navigate the Visio Environment

Stencils, Shapes, Connectors, and Templates

Using the Visio Interface

The Ribbon

The Backstage View

Activity 1-1: Navigating the Visio Environment

TOPIC B: Create a Basic Drawing

Create a New Blank Drawing

Create a New Drawing from a Template

Visio 365 File Formats

Saving Files

Activity 1-2: Creating a Visio Drawing

TOPIC C: Use the Help System

Using Tell Me

Accessing Advanced Help Options

The Help Toolbar

Activity 1-3: Getting Help in Microsoft Word 365


Review Questions

Lesson 2: Creating a Workflow Diagram

TOPIC A: Use Drawing Components

About the Shapes Pane

Adding Shapes to a Drawing

Connecting Shapes


Shape and Stencil Management

Searching for Shapes

Activity 2-1: Using Drawing Components

TOPIC B: Modify a Drawing

Selecting Shapes

Moving and Rotating Shapes

Resizing Shapes

Duplicating Shapes

Deleting Shapes

Activity 2-2: Modifying a Drawing

TOPIC C: Work with Callouts and Groups

About Callouts and Groups

Resizing a Callout

Changing the Callout Style

Creating a Group

Activity 2-3: Using Callouts and Groups


Review Questions

Lesson 3: Creating an Organization Chart

TOPIC A: Create a Basic Organization Chart

About a Basic Organizational Chart

Creating an Organization Chart using the Wizard

Adding Images

Activity 3-1: Creating a Basic Organization Chart

TOPIC B: Do More with Organization Charts

Modifying the Layout

Changing the Spacing

Modifying Positioning

Creating and Using a Synchronized Copy

Comparing Charts

Activity 3-2: Do More with an Organizational Chart


Review Questions

Lesson 4: Making a Floor Plan

TOPIC A: Make a Basic Floor Plan

Create a Basic Floor Plan

Drawing Scale

Create Custom Room Shapes

Activity 4-1: Making a Basic Floor Plan

TOPIC B: Model a Room Layout

Using Visio as a Modeling Tool

Modeling a Room Layout

Activity 4-2: Model a Room Layout


Review Questions

Lesson 5: Creating a Cross-Functional Flowchart

TOPIC A: Create a Cross-Functional Flowchart

About Cross-Functional Flowcharts

Creating a Cross-Functional Flowchart

Adding Swimlanes and Separators

Adding Shapes

Activity 5-1: Creating a Cross-Functional Flowchart

TOPIC B: Modify a Cross-Functional Flowchart

Changing Diagram Orientation and Direction

Modifying Swimlane Margins

Choosing a Flowchart Style

Activity 5-2: Modifying a Cross-functional Flowchart


Review Questions

Lesson 6: Creating a Network Diagram

TOPIC A: Create Network Diagrams

About Network Diagrams

Creating a Network Diagram

Adding Shapes

Additional Network Shapes

Activity 6-1: Creating a Network Diagram

TOPIC B: Use Shape Data

About Shape Data

How to Use Shape Data

Activity 6-2: Using Shape Data

TOPIC C: Use Layers

About Layers

Assigning Shapes to a Layer

Showing and Hiding Layers

Activating a Layer

Preserving Group Member Layers

Coloring Layers

Locking Layers

Activity 6-3: Using Layers


Review Questions

Lesson 7: Styling a Diagram

TOPIC A: Work with Shape and Connector Styles

Visio Design Tools

Changing the Shape Style

Connector Styles

Modifying Connector Path Styles

Activity 7-1: Using Shape and Connector Styles

TOPIC B: Work with Themes and Variants

Design Themes and Variants

Changing the Theme of the Current Page

Choosing a Variant for the Current Page

Applying a Page Background

Adding Borders and Titles

Activity 7-2 Applying Themes and Variants

TOPIC C: Work with Containers

Adding a Container

Adding and Removing Shapes

Formatting the Container Style

Resizing a Container

Disbanding a Container

Activity 7-3 Work with Containers


Review Questions

Lesson Labs

Lesson 1

Lesson Lab 1-1

Lesson 2

Lesson Lab 2-1

Lesson 3

Lesson Lab 3-1

Lesson 4

Lesson Lab 4-1

Lesson 5

Lesson Lab 5-1

Lesson 6

Lesson Lab 6-1

Lesson 7

Lesson Lab 7-1

Course Wrap-Up

Post-Course Assessment

Course Summary

Next Steps


Keyboard Shortcut Quick Reference Sheet


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