Instructor: David Schuff, Section 001

Getting Tableau

Getting Tableau Desktop

We’ll be using Tableau Desktop a lot during this course. You can get a full copy of the software – PC or Mac – for free!

To download and activate your software:

  1. Go to the landing page and click the “Get Started” button.
  2. Fill out the form:
    1. Under “Organization”, enter “Temple University”
    2. Under “Job Role”, mark “Student”
    3. Under “Industry”, mark “Education”
    4. Under “Department”, mark “Other”
  3. Get your Tableau Key from the Community Site Gradebook (remember you need to be logged in to the Community Site). You’ll see it as one of the entries.
  4. After you install Tableau you can choose to activate the software. Use the Tableau Key.

Tableau’s site has a series of quick start guides and video-based training. If you want to do something that we don’t cover in class, check there.