Training Materials Training Materials

Find out more about using Tableau and how to receive training

As Tableau is implemented across the university, the Business Intelligence Unit will be leading on inductions and training. We will be adding regular web-based training materials to this page and supporting them with workshops.

Data Protection and Governance

One of the key aims of the Tableau implementation project and the Data Warehouse is to ensure that complex data sets can be joined, compared and analysed to benefit the mission of the University. In doing so, however, there are inherent risks associated with handling sensitive and personal data. All users of Tableau Desktop, in particular, must have basic training in Data Protection.

ISD Provide training in Data Protection and related issues, including a short, 30 minute online training course which all users of Tableau Desktop and the Data Warehouse, plus those with access to personal data, are required to take.

Tableau Desktop

To start here is a great introduction to the powerful tool we are now equipped with:

If you are a desktop user (eg: an authorised report writer working with the implementation project), when you are ready to really get going here is Tableau's online and on demand training. If you are new to Desktop a good start is to follow the link, then click on "on demand" and then register for "Getting Started".

For those feeling more daring here is a complete Tableau Desktop course in the form of their Tableau Desktop Starter Kit.

They also provide advice on Designing Efficient Workbooks.

Tableau Tips

Tip 1 - Beginner

Colouring vizes on a dimension AND a measure: a little gem of a tableau tip (3 minute video) It shows you how to have colour showing both category and quantity at the same time – on a bar chart or map – or anything.

Tip 2 – Intermediate

A ‘smorgasbord’ of excellent tips, ranging in difficultly level, each one which could be a hidden gem for future Viz’s.

Tip 3 – Advanced

Parameters gone wild. Parameters can help with anything from filtering between two data sources, to wildcard matching – an extremely useful video.