Introduction to Tableau

Introduction to Tableau

Course Level: Foundation (6 hours)

Faster and more capable of handling larger datasets than Excel, Tableau is quickly becoming a valuable tool for individuals and organisations who want to leverage their data. It’s more user-friendly and simpler to learn than programming languages, but still allows a high-level of customisation. This course is designed for people with no prior experience of Tableau, who want to get to grips with the basics of summarising and interactively visualising their data.

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Course Details


  • An overview of Tableau and its capabilities
  • Connecting data to Tableau
  • Creating exploratory plots
  • Adding customisation to highlight important aspects of the data
  • Combining plots into interactive dashboards
  • Publishing and sharing work

Learning outcomes

Session 1:

By the end of session one, participants will…

  • Understand how Tableau can help them gain insights from their data
  • Import data into Tableau from different sources
  • Create a range of basic plots

Session 2:

By the end of session two, participants will…

  • Highlight aspects of plots to gain better insights
  • Build an interactive dashboard
  • Publish and share their dashboard

This course does not…

  • Explore the creation of a Tableau Story
  • Provide information on statistical models in Tableau

Prior knowledge

No prior knowledge of Tableau is assumed. This course is suitable for all fields of work, including biologists, statisticians, accountants, engineers & students, i.e., anyone who uses a spreadsheet!