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


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


  • 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.

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