Information is at the heart of the modern workplace. It comes from everywhere – people, processes, applications and devices. The greatest challenge can be making sense of all that data. What if you could unlock that old adage, ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’, and create visualisations evocative enough to represent those complexities? Or, put another way, what if you could visually represent your data like a professional graphic designer? 

With Visio, you can. Visio lets you easily and quickly visualise the information you deal with every day. With over 250,000 shapes and templates designed for a variety of industries, Visio makes it simple and intuitive to create professional diagrams in just a few steps.

The Introduction to Microsoft Visio training course is designed for students new to working with Microsoft Visio in Windows. Students will learn to create objects of their own, using the drawing tools, as well as being able to automate the charting using external data. 

After completing this course, students will be able to: 

  • Navigate the Visio interface 
  • Use and manipulate stencils and shapes
  • Create organisational diagrams 
  • Design and manage basic diagrams, workflows and flowcharts


  • 01

    Microsoft Visio Introduction

    • Course Resources and Files

    • Visio Environment

    • Formatting and Adding Text to Shapes

    • Modifying and Resizing Shapes

    • Aligning and Distributing Shapes

    • Reordering Shapes

    • Grouping and Ungrouping Shapes

    • Shape Operations

    • Tools in Visio

    • Manual and Automatic Diagrams

    • Custom Stencils

    • Headers and Footers

    • Diagram - Flow Chart Automated Basic Shapes

    • Diagram - Organisation Chart

    • Diagram - Brainstorming Shapes

    • Diagram - Cause and Effect

    • Diagram - Cross Functional and Flow Chart

    • Diagram - Timeline


Richard Walters is one of NILC's senior level Microsoft Office trainer's and has more than a decade of experience in IT and Business Skills training. Richard has an advanced-level understanding of all Microsoft Office packages and specialises in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio and Project.

Richard Walters

Senior Microsoft Application Instructor



  • When does the course start and finish?

    The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    How does 1 years access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for 365 days - across any and all devices you own.

  • What if I am unhappy with the course?

    We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.