Tableau 1: Getting Started with Data Visualization

Tableau Desktop is a powerful application that analyzes data in a simple interface with many advanced visualizations. Users can quickly view their data from many different perspectives without a great deal of fuss with syntax or dialog boxes that are common in data analytics. This workshop will introduce users to the basics of using Tableau, a powerful data visualization tool.

The Tableau 1: Getting Started workshop is provided by the Library’s Research Data Services Team in partnership with PantherTech / CETL.

Workshop Topics

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

Prerequisites: None
Note: This is the first workshop in a two-part series. Tableau 2 is the second.


A Research Data Services Workshop
This Workshop is brought to you through partnership with the University Library’s Research Data Services. Learn more at

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