Learn to Use Tableau

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

Free training from Tableau

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

LinkedIn Learning

Take advantage of Brown's free LinkedIn Learning site license. Check out training on these topics:

Rhode Island Tableau User GroupJoin the local Tableau user group (TUG) hosted by the Providence Public Library. Meets quarterly.
UdemyWhile not free, Udemy offers more affordable Tableau training (sometimes on sale for under $20!).

Brown users who took their Master Course in Tableau 10 & 2019 for Business Intelligence gave it excellent reviews and described it as good for users who have mastered the basics with free training from Tableau and LinkedIn Learning (see above) and want to take it to the next level. Please note, this particular course teaches an outdatedversion of Tableau Desktop as of this writing.
Weekly Wind Down Webinars
(past recordings)
UPDATE: Senturus no longer runs this series, but previous recordings are available.
On 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!).
Workshops at Brown

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

Watch Today@Brown and the Library Calendar for the next scheduled workshop.


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

For example:

Knowledge BaseTableau publishes articles in their Knowledge Base describing problems and solutions to customer support tickets.
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.
TIP: Register on the current conference site to attend their keynote and select presentations live for free.

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.



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

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