Online Class: Microsoft Visio 2021

This course will teach you everything you need to know to create amazing and professional looking charts and diagrams using Microsoft's comprehensive software solution: Visio 2021 (the latest version).

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Course Description

Mastering Visio: Unleash Your Diagramming Potential

Dive deep into the world of Visio, Microsoft's powerful diagramming tool, and unleash your potential to create stunning, professional-grade diagrams with ease.

Why Visio? Why Diagramming?

At the heart of effective project management and logical design is the ability to communicate complex processes clearly. Diagramming plays a pivotal role in this, turning intricate workflows into visual masterpieces. With Visio's vector-based approach, say goodbye to pixelated graphics. Scale, reshape, and reimagine without compromising quality, thanks to the power of SVG vector format.

Journey from Basics to Mastery

Start your Visio journey by familiarizing yourself with its intuitive interface, menus, and the indispensable Quick Access bar. Progress to harnessing intermediate features: dive into templates, explore stencils, and seamlessly add shapes to your canvas. And those shapes? They're not mere static visuals. Connect them dynamically with Visio Connectors, infusing life and flow into your diagrams.

Enrich Your Diagrams

Beyond basic shapes, Visio empowers you to integrate images, graphics, and critical data. Learn to embed other files, create rich data sets, and link them to shapes. As you advance, discover how to craft custom shapes, save them as master templates, and even share your masterpieces. Whether you're printing, sharing via OneDrive, or presenting, your diagrams will captivate, inform, and impress.

Endless Possibilities Await

From IT layouts and rack diagrams to intricate flowcharts, Visio offers a canvas for every need. This course equips you with the skills to become not just a Visio user, but a Visio master. Ready to transform abstract ideas into visual stories? Dive in and chart your path to diagramming excellence.

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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Why Use Microsoft Visio 2021?

Microsoft Visio and Diagramming: Computer diagramming is the process of using basic shapes and text to display a project workflow or logic design. Additional lesson topics: Important Features of Microsoft Visio; VISIO a Complete Guide; The Pros of Using Viso 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons to Learn Microsoft Visio
  • Complete Assignment: Why do you want to learn Visio?
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Quiz

Lesson 2: Familiarizing Yourself with Microsoft Visio

Familiarizing yourself with the Visio interface will make creating diagrams faster and easier. This lesson will show you all the important features and ways to access these features on the Visio user interface. Additional lesson topics: Understanding the Shapes Interface; Visio Basic Navigation 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Quiz

Lesson 3: Using the Building Blocks of Visio Diagrams - Shapes

The main component of every Visio diagram is shapes. Visio includes dozens of shapes and each one represents a process, decision or action step in the diagram's workflow. Additional lesson topics: Visio Step-By-Step Guide; Adding and Connecting Shapes 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Quiz

Lesson 4: Creating, Organizing and Grouping Shapes and Containers

Grouping is valuable when you have a section of your diagram that will never be moved away from each other because they represent a section of the workflow as one group. You know that you can group items using the mouse and then resize shapes as a group, but after these shapes are no longer selected, they are no longer treated as a group. Using the grouping tool, you can permanently combine shapes. Additional lesson topics: Using Shapes and Layers; Visio Floor Plans; Diagrams, Contains, and Lists 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Quiz

Lesson 5: Using Callout Structures and Text Objects

A callout structure is one way to add detail to a shape's purpose, but a diagram's shape should have text within the drawing that explains the step in the process. After you add text to a shape, you can then group the two objects together so that they act as one unit. Additional lesson topics: Visio Drawings and Formatting Text; Adding, Editing, Moving Text in Video; Formatting Text in Visio 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Quiz

Lesson 6: Using and Applying Data to Shapes and Diagrams

The type of data that you can add to a shape depends on the shape type. Users reading your diagram will be able to understand each step in your workflow better using standard shapes, but the data you can assign to a shape depends on the shape type, which is another reason why you should use standard shapes to represent a workflow step. Additional lesson topics: Shape Data; Visio Text Fields 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Quiz

Lesson 7: Using Advanced Data Functions in Visio

Before you work with data sets, you first need to enable the shape data pane. This pane is not displayed by default. It displays all information linked to a shape. These fields can be printed and viewed, but you must enable the pane to edit data fields and add new ones to shapes. Additional lesson topics: Shapes and their Data Sets; Sizing Shapes in Visio 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Quiz

Lesson 8: Using Images and Inserting Files to Enhance Your Visio Diagrams

Visio has two types of image insertion tools. The first one lets you insert an image stored on your local drive. The second lets you search images online using Microsoft's Bing search engine to find images that can be inserted into a diagram. Additional lesson topics: Using AutoCAD Drawings in Visio; Visio Drawing and Pictures; Visio and AutoCAD 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Quiz

Lesson 9: How to Create and Edit Flowcharts and Organization Charts

A flowchart is a diagram that can explain the workflow of many different procedures. You can use a simple flowchart for almost any procedure within your organization. Organization charts are much more precise and define a hierarchy chart for employees and customers to understand who to contact in specific situations. Additional lesson topics: Visio Flowcharts How To; Creating an Organization Chart in Visio 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Quiz

Lesson 10: How to Create and Edit Network and Rack Diagrams Using Visio

A network diagram explains the working relationship between computers and hardware within an organization. The internet cloud can be a part of the diagram, but it mainly focuses on workstations, servers, routers and switches, cabling, printers and any other components that comprise the local environment. It can take some time to create a network diagram in a large enterprise, so administrators should create the first diagram when the organization is new and continually expanding on it as the corporation grows. Additional lesson topics: Using Network Diagrams and Linked External Data Sources; How to Create a Rack Diagram 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Quiz

Lesson 11: Advanced Customization Techniques

To make a procedural diagram easier to read for other people, a custom shape can be created so that readers associate a specific workflow step with your own customized shape. Additional lesson topics: Line Drawing in Visio; Using the Pencil, Line, Arc, and Freeform tools; Advance Shapes Techniques in Visio 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Quiz

Lesson 12: Working with Data Sets and Data Graphics

Data Graphics make a diagram easier to read when there is multiple data points behind each process step and readers must be able to understand how data plays into each step. Additional lesson topics: Tips and Techniques for Linking Data; Enhancing Data Graphics; Understanding Data Graphics 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Quiz

Lesson 13: File, Sharing, Printing, and Other Functions in Microsoft Visio

In this lesson we'll review Visio file functions, project sharing, printing, and other important functions you will need to know in order to make the most of your Microsoft Visio projects. 138 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Improvement Feedback
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Quiz
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
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Course Title: Microsoft Visio 2021
Course Number: 57700133
Lessons Rating: 4.9 / 5 Stars (68 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: October 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.6 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
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Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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