Google Drive has long been a useful tool for collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.  Now, with the addition of “Add-ons,” Google Drive has drastically increased its functionality.  With “Add-ons,” users (staff and students) can add in specially created programs that interact with their Google Docs.

Last week’s Tech Tip demonstrated how to access the “Add-ons” from the Drive.  This week’s tip is a demonstration about how to explore the “Add-ons” and utilize them from the Drive with a spotlight on Lucidchart.

  1. From your Google Document, go to “Add-ons.”
  2. Click on Lucidchart Diagrams>Insert Diagram.
  3. Click on the red “Create” button on the right-hand side of your document.
  4. Choose a “Blank” diagram to begin creating your diagram.
  5. Follow the Tutorial on Lucidchart Diagrams on how to create your chart
  6. When your finnished with the diagram go File>Save As and give your document a name
  7. Click the ‘Back to DOCSs’ button in the upper left corner

  8. Back in your document refresh your available Charts List
  9. Select your chart to insert into your document

More Help

To get more help using LucidChart after creating a new chart go to their help menu