What is Tableau?
Tableau is one of the leaders in data visualization software and is very popular among institutions of higher education. It is known for being both quick and easy to learn and for producing quality visualizations that uncover previously hidden insights in the data.
Tableau has two components:
There are four Tableau products that facilitate sharing:
How do I get Tableau Desktop?
If you don’t have Tableau Desktop, you can sign up for a free 14 day trial version to try it out.
Once you have tried the software out, your options to obtain a license vary depending upon your status:
It is important to note that free versions of the software are subject to verification.
Training and Tutorials
There are several free resources available to help anyone learn how to explore and share your data.
There are also several companies that sell more in-depth learning approaches.
Community and Support
Tableau is also known for having an enthusiastic community that embraces sharing and helping other users.
If you need additional support with Tableau, Planning, Research & Assessment is able to provide assistance. You may contact OPRA via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit our Request Project Assistance form.