Learn the basics
Tableau’s Starter Kit — has didactics and practice exercises for those just starting.
Tableau Public’s Intro Videos — 19 short videos ranging from 2 to 12 minutes in length. They provide the data used in the videos so you can follow along.
- All of the free training videos can be found here.
Tableau’s Knowledge Base — all of Tableau’s written and video-based resources in a searchable format.
After you find your way around, try this YouTube video out:
Tips and Tricks for Beginners (40 minutes)
The tips in this video will save you time down the line and had information I wish I had a year ago.
20 Quick Design Tips for Tableau Dashboards (14 minutes)
This short video provides a great before and after example of how just some small changes can make a dramatic visual difference.
How to Design Engaging Data Stories in Tableau (40 minutes)
A member of Tableau’s sports visualization team goes over the 7 main types of stories you can tell with your data.
If you have something specific you would like to learn, check out data+science’s Tableau Reference guide. They have thoroughly compiled and organized long lists of how-to guides by top Tableau viz experts and Tableau “Zen Masters.”
Here’s a sneak peek of the topic areas you can expect: