Introduction to Tableau for Data Visualization

Online Event

February 4, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Tableau is a data visualization program that offers both quick and flexible methods of visualizing your data in a variety of ways, including through interactive dashboards. Offering ways to explore your dataset as well as explain it, Tableau combines ease of use and powerful options for engaging your audience with interesting visualizations. In this workshop participants will:

  • Learn about the different types of Tableau that exist and how to access the program (for free)
  • Discover the Tableau interface and learn how to import and connect data to Tableau itself
  • Explore how to quickly visualize data with different chart types (line and bar charts, scatter plots, maps and more) and through dashboards (adding some interactivity between visualizations)
  • Learn how to format and make adjustments to titles, axis titles, colors, marks and shapes and more
  • Export Tableau visualization for use in other tools and programs like PowerPoint and Adobe Illustrator
  • Interact with other resources like Tableau Public’s Gallery and knowledge bank to learn about Tableau beyond this workshop

Who: OSU faculty, staff, post docs and graduate students
When: Thursday, Feb. 4, 20201 from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Remote (a personalized Zoom link will be included in the registration confirmation email)

Please note this workshop is capped at 30 participants. Please only sign-up if you can attend. This workshop will allow for hands-on participation. Participants will need to download free Tableau Public software at or have the Tableau Desktop Student/Teacher version installed on their device.


If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please email as soon as possible. Requests made at least one week prior to the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.