Decision Support

Workshops

These workshops are designed to help you get started using Enterprise Data Warehouse data and tools, as well as advance your skills in data analysis.

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EDW 101

UW's Enterprise Data Warehouse contains a wealth of information from across the University, including data from academic, finance, human resources, and research subject areas. A variety of tools exist to help you use EDW data to better analyze and understand your business and make more informed decisions. This 1-hour lecture course introduces you to UW's Enterprise Data Warehouse, presents available data and tools, and discusses how to get started.

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Workshop Objectives
After completing this workshop you'll be able to:

  • Understand the role of the EDW at the University of Washington
  • Learn how to get access to EDW data and tools
  • Understand what tools are available to work with EDW data
  • Understand how to connect to data, reports, cubes and visualizations
  • Learn how to learn more!

Target Audience
Staff and faculty who want to learn more about using centrally-available data.

Prerequisites
None

Cost
Free

Length
1 hour

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Handling Data 101

While you may not have intended to become a data analyst, you are now in a position where you want to (or have to) use and even analyze data to be successful. If you want to see trends and patterns at a glance, this workshop is for you. In 2 hours, learn how to begin taking control of your data and analyses to quickly answer business questions and make decisions. By gaining beginner pivot table skills, you'll see how hundreds or thousands of pieces of information swing into place, revealing the meanings behind the data.

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NOTE: The focus of this workshop is learning beginner pivot table skills. While we use EDW report and cube data in some of our exercises, this workshop does not address using EDW data to answer specific business questions.

Workshop Objectives
After completing this workshop you'll be able to:

  • See how slicing and dicing data using pivot tables is so useful
  • Make sense out of data by creating a pivot table report using generic data
  • Download data from an EDW report and create a pivot table to answer questions using that data
  • Connect to an EDW cube and use a pivot table to answer questions using that data

Target Audience
Staff interested in learning basic pivot table skills to enhance one's ability to work with data.

Prerequisites
Basic familiarity with Excel.

Cost
Free

Length
2 hours

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Tableau Desktop Fundamentals

This 1-day course is designed for the beginner-level Tableau Desktop user. Tableau Desktop is used to visualize large data sets and helps simplify their meaning, promote understanding of those data sets and communicate important concepts and ideas. You can connect to data in a few clicks, and then visualize and create interactive dashboards with a few more clicks. This course is for anyone who works with data.

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Course Objectives

  • Getting Started with Tableau
  • Connecting to Data with Excel, Access and EDW
  • Working with Data Within the Tableau Environment
  • Building Visualizations
  • Creating Dashboards

Target Audience
UW staff and faculty who want to improve their Tableau Desktop basic skills.

Prerequisites

  • Watch the Tableau Desktop introductory video before arriving at class.

Cost
Free

Length
9am - 5pm

Dates

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Tableau Hands-on Introduction

This 2-hour workshop provides a hands-on tour of Tableau Desktop data visualization software. The instructor demonstrates the core features and introduces key skills for the potential user. Participants will have the opportunity to practice with Tableau Desktop, navigate the user interface and build visualizations.

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Workshop Objectives

  • Hands-on tour of Tableau Desktop interface
  • Connect to an Excel table, build, format, sort and filter a Tableau visualization
  • Navigate an existing Tableau Dashboard (UW Profiles)

Target Audience
Staff and faculty who would like to learn more about data visualization in an instructor-led, hands-on workshop. This workshop is recommended for anyone considering the purchase of Tableau Desktop.

Prerequisites
Watch the Tableau Desktop introductory video before arriving at class

Cost
Free

Length
2 hours

Dates

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UW Profiles Workshop

UW Profiles is a web-based institutional dashboard powered by Tableau data visualization software. It is designed to provide University decision-makers with a dynamic way to access, explore, and understand basic University data. UW Profiles makes it easy to search and aggregate data at any level of the organization.

Introduce your team to UW Profiles through a customized demonstration or hands-on workshop in your offices. Staff from UW-IT and the Office of Planning and Budgeting will show your group to use these online dashboards and get the most out of UW Profiles.

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To request a workshop or demonstration for your team, send an email to uwprofiles@uw.edu. Please include the following:

  • Name
  • Unit
  • Number of participants
  • Target date & time (we suggest you reserve 60 - 90 minutes)

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