LucidChart Help

  • Lucidchart is an easy-to-use web-based diagramming tool that allows users to collaborate in real time to create flowcharts online, as well as Venn diagrams, mind maps, and mockups for websites or mobile apps. Lucidchart is integrated with Google Apps. Collaborators can make comments, add images, import videos, and much more—all without leaving the editor.
    Lucidchart has partnered with District 49 on the journey to performance excellence. Lucidchart has provided 100 free accounts to the district to help in creating flowcharts designed to help inform patrons about processes to provide customer service and execute the policies set forth by the Board of Education. District 49 thanks Lucidchart for being a partner to help District 49 be the best district to learn, work and lead. 

    If your school uses Google Apps for Education, you can also log in from by clicking the App Launcher (see below), then click “More” and select Lucidchart.

    Lucidchart Google Example Lucidchart Google Example 2

    You can also create a new Lucidchart document from Google Drive by clicking “Create” and selecting Lucidchart.


    While Lucidchart offers a variety of pre-designed templates that users can access at any time, we have created a District 49 flowchart template file that contains four pages of templates for you to use. To start a new document from the District template:
    • Log in to Lucidchart and click the arrow next to “+ Document”
    • In the new window that opens, select "team" under documents
    • Select the "District 49 Flowchart Template" and the template will open in a new tab
    • Immediately select File/Save As and name your new file - failure to do this will overwrite the template. Please be a good team player!
    Lucidchart Template Step 1 LucidChart Template Step 2
    To learn more about templates, check out our tutorial about creating documents or this tutorial on creating custom personal and team templates.
    Lucidchart allows anyone to visualize tasks, ideas, and processes by dragging and dropping shapes onto the canvas. Once you’ve logged into Lucidchart, click “More Shapes” on the bottom-left side to see all of the use cases we support. You’ll find that Lucidchart is an easy-to-use diagram maker, flowchart maker, and even a Visio online alternative. Below are a few examples of what you can build with Lucidchart:
    Classroom instruction
    Design / Layout
    Lucidchart also includes collaboration features like multiple-user commenting and editing, real-time chat, and document sharing.

    These resource centers can help you get acquainted with Lucidchart and explore its functionality in more detail. If you ever encounter a problem with Lucidchart, check out these links and you’re likely to find an answer. Can’t find what you need? Just email - they are waiting to help!
    • Lucidchart Tutorials Center. Visit our tutorials to find FAQs, links to video tutorials, user community discussions and answers, and tips to get the most out of Lucidchart. 
    • Lucidchart Support Home Page. Lucidchart’s help center has dozens of Q&A posts to help users save time.
    • Lucidchart Beginner’s Guide. This guide for beginners delivers answers to users’ most common questions, along with additional resources. 
     To use Lucidchart for District 49, you need:
    • To be a current District 49 teacher or administrator working on the journey to performance excellence team.
    • The latest version of any web browser (Google Chrome is recommended).