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Task Analysis and Script for Using Gliffy by Angela Clark

Task Analysis:

Click START DRAWING (orange button)
Show signup and login page.
Explain the helpful hints that will show when first drawing. It is under the help button.
Look left to see objects under basic shapes. You can open to see other shapes available.
Keep Basic shapes and flowchart open. Click and drag the input/output object to the drawing board.

This is the shape of a parallelogram. Expand to make bigger.

7. Type in Parallelogram if you want to label.
8. Under Basic Shapes, click and drag rectangle onto board. Type in name.
9. Under Flowchart, click and drag decision object (diamond). Elongate it. Type in name.
10. Under Basic Shapes, click and drag square onto board. Type in name. Make smaller.
11. Click at top for connector tool. Connect parallelogram to rectangle and rectangle to square
12. Open UML Sequence file click and drag arrow. Connect rectangle to rhombus and rhombus to square
by rotating the arrow.
13. Type a Title using Test Tool. Change Font Size. Pick up and center it.
14. Use Straight Line Tool to add lines.
15. Scroll down to show how to make a graphic organizer.
16. Click and drag rectangle and center of drawing.
17. Click and drag round rectangle. Copy and paste to have 4. Show the grid lines can be off or on to help
keep in line.
18. Click and drag circles. Copy and paste to have 8.
19. Connect using straight line tool.
20. Go to diagram themes at top and choose a theme.
21. Back at top show other that you can group and ungroup. If objects overlap, you send to front or back.
22. When finished file can be exported into 4 different formats and sizes. You can click save and name your
file to save under your folder.

Action on Screen

Welcome to this tutorial for using Gliffy.
This is a great organization tool to help
creating graphic organizers and

This is the first page you will see when

you get on the website. . You
will click the orange button, START

As you can see there are helpful tips to

get you started. I am going to start
drawing. If you need to look at the tips

again, you can go to the Help button.

Flowcharts and graphic organizers are
used across the curriculum. I am going to

start with a flow chart.

You can see the basic shapes and
flowchart shapes that we will be using to
the left.

I am going to make one for

I am going to go to flowchart section to
click and draw a parallelogram. I will
make it bigger by clicking on the corner
and dragging to make in larger. I will go
ahead and type in the name. If you forget
you can go back to type in later.

I will now click drag a rectangle and type

in the name. Now a rhombus. I am
going to make this rhombus not look so
much like a rotated square by clicking
and dragging it down a little. Now will
be the square. I dont want my square
this big. I will click and drag to make it

The rectangle and rhombus have the
same properties of a parallelogram and
square has the same characteristics of the
rectangle and rhombus. I will connect
them. I can use the connector tool or I
can go to UML sequence, click and drag
an arrow and rotate to where I want it.
Here is the connector tool. I will connect
parallelogram to the rectangle. I will use
an arrow to connect parallelogram to
rhombus. I will finish connecting because


I cant stand to leave it undone.

You go up here to type in your title. I will
type in quadrilaterals. See, I can change
the font.
I am going to add lines so the students
can write the characteristics. I will use
the straight line tool.
There are more types of quadrilaterals to

add, but I think get the idea.


You can see how easy it is to build your

flowchart. I can take objects that are
meant for something else and make it
what I need to be. I can already think of


charts for science, history and literature.

I will show you how to make a graphic
organizer. You can make templates for


the students to fill in.

I will bring this in for the Main Idea of a
book. I will use these for the main topic.
You can easily copy and paste and move
the objects around. The gridding helps to
line up everything. It will go in place
nicely. You have these tools here to help
with the gridding. If you dont want to
see the grid, you can take it off. I like to
see it. I will keep it on. Then, these
circles are for the sub topic. I will use


the straight line tool to connect.

This button has diagram themes. Is this
neat? You can choose the color theme
you want.


This website great for time lines in

history, in chemistry and biology.
Administration can use it to make career
paths. This can show what classes
students need to take and keep students


on the right track.

If you look here and if something
overlaps you send to the front or to the


back. You can group and ungroup.

This is a great website for organizing.
Thank you for watching. I hope you
enjoyed it.