Lucidchart is a browser-based diagramming application that allows you to collaborate with others in real-time. It is helpful for creating flowcharts, mind maps, website wireframes, UML designs, software prototypes, etc.
Lucidchart offers three (3) free diagrams and after that users must upgrade to a paid subscription in order to create more, or delete their existing diagrams before starting a new one.
- Visit https://www.lucidchart.com/
- Select Log in
- Students: Choose Sign in with Google
- Faculty: Choose Sign in with Office 365
Sign in using your Fairfield University Email.
If this is your first time signing in, you will be prompted to select your role.
- Select New
- Choose whether you want to create a LucidSpark (great for white boarding, brainstorming, or facilitating discussions) or a LucidChart (ideal for diagrams, mind maps, etc.). Once you've made your choice, select Start Diagramming.
Drag and drop shapes from the left-hand panel onto the work canvas. You can also drag and drop shaped already added to the canvas.
Click a shape to reveal its drag points.
- Dragging blue squares will resize the shape. Dragging the curved blue arrow on the top-left of a shape will rotate it.
- Dragging red circles will create relationship lines to connect to other shapes.
- Lines have their own drag points. Double-click any shape to edit its text.
- Select a shape (or line) and click the paint bucket on the Lucidchart toolbar to view and change all color aspects.
- Click the image icon on the left side of the Lucidchart toolbar to upload a locally-saved image.
Create an Offline Copy
- Select File
- Then select Export
- Choose your preferred format.
- Choose any additional options depending on your format and select Download.
Sharing and Publishing Your Lucidchart
- Select Share
- Select Link
- Toggle Shareable Link On
- Select the permissions for your views - allow them to view, edit, and/or comment on your project.
You can collaborate with others on your LucidChart. Work simultaneously, comment on the document, and chat with collaborators. More information can be found on LucidChart's Blog: