Learn how to create flowcharts using several specialized tools in Canvas. Flowcharts provide a
visual representation of each step that is to be taken and each decision that is to be made throughout a process.

Introduction to Flowcharting
In the following tutorial, we will go over the basics of flowcharting, such as the common shapes and tools you will use
to create these shapes.
Flowcharts use standard symbols to represent a type of operation or process to be performed. The use of standardized
symbols provides a common language for people to visualize problems and also makes flowcharts easier to read and
Types of Flowcharts
There are four basic types of flowcharts: Basic, Process, Deployment, and Opportunity.
Basic flowcharts quickly identify all the major steps in a process. They are used to orient a teamwith
the major steps by just giving a broad overview of the process.
Process flowcharts examine the process in great detail. They provide a comprehensive listing of all
the major and sub-steps in a process.
Deployment flowcharts are similar to Process flowcharts in that they are very detailed but also
indicate the people who are involved in the process. This could be very useful when the process
involves cooperation between functional areas.
Opportunity flowcharts highlight decision step and check point. They are used for very complicated
processes because they highlight specific opportunities for improvement.


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