Course Description

Microsoft Visio Levels 1 and 2 teaches students how to: create and work with stencils and drawing pages; utilize drawing tools; utilize the text editing and formatting tools; use shape connectors; add headers, footers and backgrounds to drawings; create, modify and apply custom styles; master shapes; layers; background pages; how to manipulate shapes; understand shape behaviours, and enter custom shape data.

Course Details

Instructional Delivery

  • Face-to-face in a lab


Registrations within 24 hours of course start time must be made by phone (403-220-2866)

Course Content

Topics of Instruction

  • Creating a new diagram, flowcharts and organization charts, Visio templates, network and data center diagrams, new data graphics, sharepoint workflow diagrams, text boxes, and new validation rules
  • Copying, pasting, and duplicating shapes
  • Connecting shapes with dynamic connectors
  • Using auto connect, auto add, auto delete, quick shapes, the auto align & space feature, shape data, and layers
  • Adding text to shapes, screen tips, screen comments, and multiple hyperlinks
  • Understanding layers, swimlane diagrams, containers, and groups
  • Managing pages and page setup
  • Working with background pages and borders
  • Editing shape data, org chart layout and appearance, and themes
  • Viewing shape data attributes
  • Linking diagrams to external data sources, and data to shapes automatically
  • Saving drawings in other file formats


Required Tools

  • Online and in class students need access to Microsoft Visio 2013 outside lab/class time to work no assignments, projects, or other course work. This software may be download from Microsoft



It is strongly recommended that students attend every class. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate potential absenteeism to the instructor.


  • Students are familiar with the personal computer, keyboard and mouse
  • Students have Microsoft Windows skills and knowledge, and can perform the following tasks:
    • start and run Windows
    • use the taskbar, Start button and Help feature
    • use Minimize, Maximize, Restore Down/Up and Close
    • use the left and right mouse buttons appropriately
    • understand file management techniques
    • navigate between files, folders, or drives.

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


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8:30AM to 4:30PM
Nov 23, 2019 to Nov 30, 2019
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $575.00
Reading List / Textbook

No textbook required.

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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