Learn to Use Tableau

There are a number of excellent FREE training and support resources for Tableau products.

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Free training from Tableau

The makers of Tableau products offer a variety of free training.

Lynda.com

Take advantage of Brown's free Lynda.com site license. Check out these topics:

Master Course in Tableau for Business Intelligence

While not exactly free (it's often on sale for under $20 ), this online course from Udemy is an affordable option for users who have mastered the basics with free training from Tableau and Lynda (see above) and want to take it to the next level.

It gets excellent reviews online (4.5 stars!) and from Brown attendees. 
Weekly Wind Down WebinarsOn Friday afternoons, Senturus, offers a free 30-minute webinar with tips, tricks, and tutorials for Tableau Desktop users and/or Cognos Analytics authors (many of our users use both!).
Be sure to check out past recordings
Tableau Workshops at Brown

The University Library periodically holds hands-on workshops to introduce interested participants to the features of Tableau Desktop. 

Watch Today@Brown and the Library Calendar for information about when the next workshop is scheduled.

Tableau Whitepapers

Tableau offers a number of well-written white papers to help you make effective visualizations. 

For example:

Tableau Knowledge BaseTableau publishes articles in their Knowledge Base describing problems and solutions to customer support tickets.
Tableau Community Forums

In the Tableau Community Forums you can: 

Tableau PrepMaster Tableau Prep with this list of learning resources.
Tableau Public Gallery

The Tableau Public Gallery is great for inspiration. Browse or search visualizations by keyword. 

See something you like? You can download a visualization and take a peek under the hood to see how it was accomplished.

Note: Tableau Public is a free product. Visualizations are published to the Tableau Public Server to be available in the gallery for the world to see and enjoy. Published visualizations can also be embedded on a web page. 

Workbook & Calculation LibraryBrowse and share Tableau Workbooks and calculations.
Data Revelations BlogStephen Wexler as an experienced Tableau trainer and author who writes an informative blog including content on visualizing survey data, which can be tricky. Subscribe here.
Tableau Conference Presentations

The conference sells out annually. Didn't make it or don't have the budget to attend? 

No sweat, you can watch the conference presentation recordings online.

Tableau User Group (TUG)The Business Intelligence Team runs a Tableau User Group (TUG) that meets occasionally.

TUG members are licensed Tableau Desktop users, and other Tableau enthusiasts at Brown, interested in sharing and learning about Tableau and best practices for data visualization.  

Email CIS-ReportingTeam@brown.edu to join the TUG.

 

More Resources

For additional information for Tableau users, visit the Business Intelligence wiki

Questions

For questions about Tableau at Brown, contact CIS-ReportingTeam@brown.edu

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