About Tableau

Tableau allows you to quickly make large and unmanageable data into easy-to-read overviews. You can convert data into charts, tables and other graphic visualisations. These visualisations can easily be shared with others.

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Classes and support in Tableau

To get started with Tableau, we reccomend that you attend an introductory workshop at the University Library.

We are currently not offering classes in Tableau, but you can contact us if you need Tableau support:

You can find more information about Tableau in Canvas.

Download Tableau

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To start using Tableau, you first need to install Tableau. You can download Tableau for students, staff or a 14-day trial version.

UiS does not provide Tableau, but students at UiS have access to a free license. Staff at UiS who are going to use Tableau for research or teaching also have access to a free license.

Other people who want to use Tableau can download a 14-day trial


Download Tableau for students.

Staff at UiS

Tableau for research or teaching.


14-days trial version of Tableau.

Workshop in Tableau

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The workshop will go through data management and what to keep in mind when you are working with data and visual communication. We will go through the Tableau user interface and how to create graphs, storyboards and stories, before we work on example data sets or your own data if you prefer.

Targent audience: Students and staff at UiS
Equipment : 
Your own laptop with Tableau installed and an active Tableau license 
Prior knowledge needed: 
Duration: 3 hours

After the class you should know:

  • What to focus on when you are processing data
  • When and why you use visual communication
  • How to manage large amounts of data with Tableau
  • How to use most of Tableaus visualisation tools
  • How to build a dashboard and a story
  • How to export your visualisations

Questions about Tableau? Contact:

Division of Research
Stavanger University Library

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