Here at Tableau, seeing and understanding data costs nothing for students. Full-time students get a free one-year license of Tableau Desktop through Tableau for Students. And instructors can get a free one-year license and student licenses should they decide to use Tableau in the classroom.
We offer these academic programs because as the amount of data increases, so does the need for data literacy in the workplace. These programs aim to make learning these skills as easy and accessible as possible.
But what about teaching material? Teachers, we’ve got you covered. We partnered with Michael Galbreth, associate professor of management science at the University of South Carolina, to develop a modularized set of resources. These include lecture notes, student handouts, assignments, and exams.
With these resources, you can create a Tableau sequence that makes sense for your students. You can also customize the plan to fit the amount of time you dedicate to Tableau in your course. You can choose to stick with the basics, or add advanced topics like social media data, sustainability and non-profit applications, advanced mapping, and many others.
Here’s an example of an instructor script from the charts module, under advanced topics.