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Course overview

In this course, you’ll learn how to draw an audience’s attention to a specific story point or insight by effectively using colors and graph size, and by leveraging annotations and options within the analysis pane. You’ll also learn how to make your dashboards more effective by using additional elements such as titles, buttons, images, and webpages. Finally, you’ll learn to make your dashboards interactive so that everyone can explore your analysis and conduct deeper data analysis.

Best of all, you’ll learn by doing — you’ll practice and get feedback directly in the browser.

Key skills

  • Highlighting insights using color, size, annotations, and reference lines
  • Building dashboards to combine charts and build a story
  • Sharing interactive analyses

Course outline

Sharing Insights in Tableau [5 lessons]

Using Color and Size Effectively 1h

Lesson Objectives
  • Identify the difference between continuous and discrete color
  • Highlight data insights using color

Adding Context Using Analytical Tools 1h

Lesson Objectives
  • Add totals and subtotals to a table
  • Improve data visualizations with average and trend lines
  • Create forecasts based on trends and seasonality

Dashboard Elements 1h

Lesson Objectives
  • Create dashboards using Tableau
  • Add basic elements to a dashboard

Dashboard Interactivity 1h

Lesson Objectives
  • Make a Tableau dashboard more interactive
  • Add filters to a Tableau dashboard
  • Add quick actions to a Tableau dashboard

Guided Project: Data Presentation 1h

Lesson Objectives
  • Build data visualizations in Tableau using best practices
  • Create Tableau dashboards
  • Add dashboard actions and filters to allow for data discovery
  • Add annotations and highlights to call out key insights

Projects in this course

Guided Project: Data Presentation

A guided project to finish the data presentation module.

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