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Introduction to Tableau for Data Visualization

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 https://public.tableau.com/en-us/s/download 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 libevents@osu.edu 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. 

Tableau 1: The Basics (Four-Part Workshop Series) Wednesday Sessions

Mastering Tableau requires patience and practice. This series of four, two-hour sessions includes several activities designed to help you understand and wrangle your data, create and format basic out-of-the box and custom charts and design dashboards that incorporate best practices for communication and visual storytelling. Workshop participants will learn to:

  • Connect, shape and prepare data for the Tableau workspace
  • Describe and demonstrate key concepts, including aggregation and level-of-detail, addressing and partitioning and knowing when to use continuous versus discrete dates
  • Create and format basic and combination charts
  • Assemble dashboards with basic interactivity using filters and actions

Who: Ohio State faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students
Where: Remote (a personalized Zoom link will be included in the registration confirmation email)
When: Every Wednesday throughout the month of Feb. from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

    • Session #1: Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 
    • Session #2: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 
    • Session #3: Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 
    • Session #4: Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 

This workshop is full. 

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please email libevents@osu.edu 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.

Tableau 1: The Basics (Four-Part Workshop Series) Tuesday Sessions

Mastering Tableau requires patience and practice. This series of four, two-hour sessions includes several activities designed to help you understand and wrangle your data, create and format basic out-of-the box and custom charts and design dashboards that incorporate best practices for communication and visual storytelling. Workshop participants will learn to:

  • Connect, shape and prepare data for the Tableau workspace
  • Describe and demonstrate key concepts, including aggregation and level-of-detail, addressing and partitioning and knowing when to use continuous versus discrete dates
  • Create and format basic and combination charts
  • Assemble dashboards with basic interactivity using filters and actions

Who: Ohio State faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students
Where: Remote (a personalized Zoom link will be included in the registration confirmation email)
When: Every Tuesday throughout the month of Feb. from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    • Session #1: Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 
    • Session #2: Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 
    • Session #3: Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 
    • Session #4: Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 

Please note: Participation is limited to 15 participants. We ask that you only register if you can commit to attending all four of the workshop sessions. Participants will access Tableau software by using the Research Commons remote computer lab. Instructions on how to access the remote lab will be forthcoming closer to the first session. 

This workshop is now full.

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please email libevents@osu.edu 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.

Tableau Users Group Monthly Meeting

Ohio State’s Tableau User Group connects Tableau users across the university and provides a community of support for learning Tableau and leveling up your skills. Our November 19, 2020 meeting is dedicated to Mapping With Tableau. Zac Lockwood from Facilities Operations and Development will showcase a FOD dashboard that overlays data on campus maps. Sarah Murphy will demonstrate how to use Mapbox maps with Tableau. We will also introduce the dataset for the TUG’s 5th Iron Viz competition, to be held on January 21, 2021.

Who: Any Ohio State Affiliates with an interest in using Tableau
When: Thursday, Nov. 19, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Zoom

A captioned recording of this event is now available.

Introduction to Tableau for Data Visualization

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 they can 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 your visualizations).
  • Learn how to format and make adjustments to titles, axis titles, colors, marks and shapes, and more.
  • Export your 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 help learn about Tableau beyond this workshop.

Who: OSU faculty, staff, post docs and graduate students
When: Monday, November 16, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom

Please note that this workshop will allow for hands-on participation. Participants will need to download free Tableau Public software at https://public.tableau.com/en-us/s/download or have the Tableau Desktop Student/Teacher version installed on their device.

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If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please email libevents@osu.edu 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.  A previously-recorded, captioned version of this workshop is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CM4vQqTOmAo&t=1s

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