MS Visio Essentials Live Online Learning Courses

This one-day training course course has been designed to give you all the basics of Visio so you can start mapping process diagrams and creating organisation charts, network diagrams and scaled diagrams (such as room layouts). By the end of the day you will be able to set up, populate, layout, print and export a Visio diagram, and you will be able to create multiple pages with links between them.

This course is delivered remotely via GoToTraining. You can either install GoToTraining on your machine or use the Web App in your browser (either Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge are supported). Full technical requirements are on the GoTo website.

Please note this is a full-day course consisting of three 90-minute live online sessions with independent work in between.

Course Overview

What you will learn

Session 1 (9.30am-11.00am)

  • Describe the differences between a stencil, template and drawing
  • Find and use other stencils
  • Use the shapes window to manage quick shapes
  • Select and manipulate shapes placed on the drawing page
  • Alter page settings and understand auto-sizing options
  • Work efficiently with shapes using zooming features
  • Move, copy and resize shapes
  • Add and format text
  • Use the text block tool to alter text positioning

Session 2 (11.30am-1.00pm)

  • Basic flowchart techniques
  • Connect shapes using: Auto-connect, the connector tool, drag and drop shapes, connectors from a stencil, point to point and shape to shape connections
  • Align and distribute shapes
  • Use guides on a drawing page

Session 3 (2.00pm- 3.30pm)

  • Create an organisational chart structure
  • Use the cross-functional flowchart template
  • Add, edit and delete swim lanes
  • Insert new pages
  • Create Foreground and Background pages
  • Reorder and rename pages

Group Learning Events

If you have three or more learners, a private group course could be cheaper.

We can tailor the content to your team, and host the training remotely, at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London.

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MS Visio Essentials
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Why choose Happy?

  • Award-winning learner-focused approach
  • Small class sizes to give personal one-to-one support
  • Two years of free support after your course
  • Private group options available
  • No quibble money-back guarantee on all courses

The Small Print

The course will run remotely for a full day consisting of three 90-minute live online sessions with independent work in between.

You will need to ensure you have the relevant software installed prior to starting your course, or you may not be able to join the event. In this case you may need to attend on another date and may be subject to our standard Terms and Conditions.

All learners will need to either install GoToTraining on their machines or use the Web App in a browser (either Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge are supported). Full technical requirements are on the GoTo websiteYour link will be included in your joining instructions once you have booked your place — if you haven't received this email then please contact our team.

Learners should log into the training session 10 minutes before the start time to ensure that they have downloaded and set up GoTo correctly. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals.

Your active participation is expected: everyone will be heard and seen throughout, just as they would be if we were in a room together. To be heard, hear and seen you will need a microphone, speakers and camera – if you have a modern laptop that’s all you will need. Remember, you’ll need a quiet place to call from and a decent internet connection is a must.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

The happy Guarantee

We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, just get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Your post-course support package

  • Included in the price of both online and classroom programmes
  • 2 years of free access to our IT Helpline
  • Unlimited access - call or email our team as often as you need
  • Ask about any content covered on your course

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