Live Instruction Dates:
October 19, 22, 26, 29
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
(Online registration at bottom of page)
This virtual, 12-hour course introduces economic development researchers and public data users to the fundamental concepts of data visualization using Tableau Desktop. Over the course of four sessions, you will gain familiarity with the Tableau Desktop interface and practice applying the powerful tools Tableau provides. Completing this course will equip you to import data into Tableau, perform basic analytic functions to identify patterns and answer questions, and create and share dashboards. In exploring Tableau’s range of tools, we will initially use the sample “Superstore” data that ships with Tableau. In week two, public datasets will be introduced for lessons, data challenges, and assignments. This course is designed for beginners—those who have never used Tableau before or who want to refresh their skills. No prior technical or analytical background is required.
Live, instructor-led sessions will take place from 2:00 – 5:00 PM ET October 19, 22, 26, and 29. The instructor will also offer one-on-one office hours appointments upon request.
Skills: No prerequisite experience is needed
Tools: Laptop, wired mouse, Tableau Desktop (personal, professional, or public version)
Public version of the Tableau desktop is available at: https://public.tableau.com/s/download