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Since 2011, Tableau's Academic Programs have enabled more than 1.9 million students and teachers from accredited institutions around the world, across disciplines, with critical data skills. Tableau for Teaching (TfT) offers complimentary software, learning resources, and curricula to help instructors teach data skills that are essential in today’s global economy. Get started today by requesting your free 1 year license!
We offer instructors at accredited, degree-granting, academic institutions free access to our software. Always renewable, always free, forever. Please submit proof (faculty webpages, course syllabi, appointment letters, etc.) that you’re actively teaching to receive your licenses. Check out our FAQ for more information.
Student Bulk License
A classroom license requested by the instructor for their students to learn Tableau
- Duration: Length of course (typically 3-6 months) **Request a new license for each new iteration of your course
- Products: Tableau Desktop and Prep Builder
- One key with multiple activations for number of students in course
- Note: Does not include eLearning. Students can access eLearning individually through our Tableau for Students program. This license can be used for part-time students.
- Request here
Lab Bulk License
Tableau Online Site
A cloud-based workspace for instructors and students to collaborate
We offer complimentary ready-made courses and modules across a breadth of subjects, including a guide to Tableau Online, Data Visualization, and more. Courses include lecture slides, homework assignments, discussion board activities, Tableau demos, conversion to online tips, and test banks. All content can be tailored to fit your class.
NEW! Health and Healthcare Data Visualization course is now available. Learn more
Already have a license? Join our Tableau for Teaching User Group to share resources, access curricula, and connect.
Enable and Certify
Tableau eLearning is web-based training you can consume at your own pace. Courses are interactive and designed to help you learn Tableau regardless of skill level. Students and instructors have free access to all of our eLearning. Your students can earn badges that they can share on a resume. Receive access to all eLearning modules after being approved for an Instructor License.
Industry-known certifications are an invaluable addition to a resume. Tableau’s Desktop Specialist Certification Exam is an entry-level certification that tests the basic functionality of Tableau Desktop and helps users leverage the Tableau certification portfolio. Students and instructors can receive a special academic discount for our Tableau Desktop Specialist certification exam after being verified through our programs, Tableau for Students and Tableau for Teaching. Interested in purchasing this entry-level exam in bulk for your program? Send us an email.
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One Professor’s Story
Learn how Chon Abraham, Associate Professor, Mason School of Business, is helping her students learn Tableau and get relevant internships.