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Space Division Data Project: This new project-based learning assignment uses data from NASA to teach foundational data literacy concepts. To receive the complete project, available in an .imscc file, follow the access instructions listed above. Preview the course today in Canvas Commons!

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Space Division Data Project

This new project-based learning assignment uses data from NASA and will teaching your students how to:

  • Explore data
  • Prepare data
  • Visualize data

Available in Canvas Course Export Package (imscc zip file). Follow access instructions at the top of the page to receive the full exercise files.

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Data Literacy One

Ten modules that are designed to provide students with an introduction to data literacy and quantitative skills. This course covers data fundamentals, statistical thinking, and how to communicate with data. The course content includes lectures, discussions, in-class activities, Tableau practice, test bank, and homework assignments. Available in Canvas Course Export Package (imscc zip file).

Data Literacy Two

Ten modules that will provide students with the data literacy skills of visualizing and communicating data stories. The course covers visualization best practices, design fundamentals, presenting data stories, and data culture. This course content includes lectures, discussions, in-class activities, Tableau practice, test bank, and a class project.

Health and Healthcare Data Visualization

Ten modules that will provide students with the skills to prepare, analyze, visualize and communicate with health and healthcare data. These skills are prerequisites for data-driven health fields and prepare students for professional success. This course is divided into lectures, discussions, in-class activities, Tableau practice, and a class project. Available in Canvas Course Export Package (imscc zip file).

Tableau Online Guide Document

Tableau Online (now Tableau Cloud), is a cloud platform where students can share their work and collaborate by uploading workbooks to a site managed by instructors. Tableau Online can help transition courses to a virtual environment, providing access any where, and on any device. A single Tableau Online site can be used to manage multiple courses, team projects, enable peer review, and can also be used to help evaluate student process. This document guides instructors through setting up and using a Tableau Online Site.

Data Visualization

A 10 week curriculum to cover the fundamentals and best practices of data visualization analysis. This course covers a broad range of topics with specific lectures on color, dashboard design, typography, and mapping data.

Tableau Desktop Training

This modular curriculum is designed to teach basic and advanced Tableau functionality in any field of study. Topics include connecting to data, calculated fields, maps, and dashboards and stories. 

Introduction to Data Journalism with Tableau

This course is designed to teach an Introduction to Data Journalism with Tableau over a 10-week term. The modules are designed to be taught in sequential order. 

Social Media Analytics with Tableau

A module outlining steps to analyze Twitter and Facebook data.

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