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Concept maps show hierarchical relationships between concepts and ideas. They are frequently used in education, business, and medicine to enhance learning, solve problems, share information, triage patients, or develop emergency response plans.

Concept maps may stand alone or be included as part of a larger document, so with the increasing popularity of Google Drive and G Suite, many people want to know how to make a concept map in Google Docs. The best answer: Use Lucidchart.

Setting up is simple.

Lucidchart offers a seamless integration with Google Docs so that you can insert diagrams into your documents without a hassle. Setting up the integration is completely free and easy to do.

  1. If you don’t have a free Lucidchart account, register here.
  2. Open a new Google Doc.
  3. From the top toolbar, select Add-ons > Get add-ons.
  4. Find and select Lucidchart.
  5. Give Lucidchart permission to connect with Google Drive.
  6. Give Google Drive permission to access your Lucidchart documents.

You only have to set this up once. From now on, you can insert diagrams into your Google Docs from any device in any location.

Building a concept map is easy.

No matter your diagramming history, there is no learning curve when you use Lucidchart to build a concept map in Google Docs. Lucidchart has controls that are intuitive and responsive. Simply follow these steps to make a concept map with Google Docs:

  1. Drag and drop shapes onto the Lucidchart canvas to form the hierarchy of the concept map.
  2. Connect the shapes with lines and add text to the lines to indicate relationships.
  3. Adjust colors and fonts to beautify your concept map.
  4. Open a new Google Doc.
  5. Select Add-ons > Lucidchart Diagrams > Insert Diagram.
  6. From your list of documents, select the concept map.
  7. Click “Insert.”

Yes, it really is that simple.

Concept map templates for Google Docs

Save time by getting started with one of these concept map templates for Google Docs. Simply click on the template to open it in your Lucidchart account and start editing.

Blank concept map

blank concept map template

Chemistry concept map

chemistry concept map template

Brand concept map

Concept maps are only the beginning - check out our advanced diagramming strategies.

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