Skip to main content

Tableau: Workshop Materials

Learning resources for Tableau data visualization software

Tableau 1: Getting Started

This workshop will introduce users to the basics of using Tableau, a powerful data visualization tool.

  • Importing data
  • Navigating the Tableau interface
  • Creating simple visualizations (worksheets, dashboards, and stories)
  • Saving, publishing, and sharing visualizations

Tableau 1 Tutorial Links

There are plenty of great free tutorials online to review topics covered in our Tableau 1 workshop. Here are a few how-tos to get you started.

Connect to Excel Files

Connect to Other Data Types

Build a Text Table

Build a Bar Chart

Build a Line Chart

Build a Basic Map

Save a Still Image

Save a Workbook

Share a Workbook

Tableau 2: Beyond Basics

This workshop teaches more advanced skills for those who have familiarity with the basics of importing data and constructing basic visualizations in Tableau. Recommended as a follow-up to Tableau 1.

  • Customizing worksheets, dashboards, and stories
  • Working with more complex visualization types
  • Joining data sets
  • Adding calculations to graphs

Tableau 2 Tutorial Links

There are plenty of great free tutorials online to review topics covered in our Tableau 2 workshop. Here are a few how-tos to get you started.

Build a Scatter Plot

Build a Histogram

Build an Area Chart

Build a Combination Chart

Join Your Data

Union Your Data

Calculations

Filter Actions

Best Practices for Effective Dashboards

GRIP Materials

------------------------------------------

Dashboard #2 - BMI Calculator Example Text

Text for BMI Calculated Field:

([Weight (lbs)] / (SQUARE([Height (in)]))) * 703

Text for BMI Interpretation Calculated Field:

IF [BMI Calculation] < 18.5 THEN "underweight"
ELSEIF [BMI Calculation] >= 18.5 AND [BMI Calculation]<= 24.9 THEN "normal/healthy"
ELSEIF [BMI Calculation] > 24.9 AND [BMI Calculation] < 30 THEN "overweight"
ELSE "obese"

END