Event box

Assignment Tableau: Intro to Tableau work-together

[Online] Work together over Zoom on an Intro to Tableau assignment. Attendees are expected to watch my Intro to Tableau Spring 2022 video first, or attend the Intro to Tableau workshop I'm holding the previous week (https://duke.libcal.com/event/11646698), or have some experience with Tableau. This will be an opportunity to work together on the assignment from the end of that workshop, plus have questions answered live. This event is open to non-Duke participants.

Tableau Public (available for both Windows and Mac) is incredibly useful free software that allows individuals to quickly and easily explore their data with a wide variety of visual representations, as well as create interactive web-based visualization dashboards. My video from Spring 2022 focused on using Tableau Public to create data visualizations, starting with an overview of how the program thinks about data, common data manipulation and loading, and the terminology used. Activities included a sample data visualization and mapping project, for hands-on experience using Tableau’s basic chart types and dashboard creation tools. I also discussed publishing to the Tableau Public web server and related services and tools, like the full Tableau Desktop application (free for full-time students). Watch that video before coming to this work session if you're not familiar with Tableau!

This work time is designed to give you a chance to try to use Tableau Public or Desktop for data exploration and visualization, along with others at a similar introductory level, and in an environment where I can answer questions live.


  • If you need help with something during the session, you'll be expected to share your screen.
  • You will be expected to arrive with Tableau Public or Desktop already installed on the machine you're Zooming from if you want to work along with me or do the exercises during the workshop!
    • Tableau is available through the company itself, not OIT
    • Tableau Public is free and available for Mac and Windows. Please download, install, and use the desktop app and not the "web authoring" online version.
    • Tableau Desktop licenses are free for students (Google "Tableau for Students") or those doing teaching or non-profit academic research (as defined by Tableau – Google "Tableau for Teaching") Be sure to apply for your license at least a week before the session, since it often takes a few days for Tableau to verify your student or teaching status and send you the license

A zoom link will be sent via email to registered participants to join the workshop.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

Data Visualization

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Data and Visualization  
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Eric Monson
Profile photo of Center for Data and Visualization Sciences
Center for Data and Visualization Sciences