IS&T’s courses for IAP 2019 zero in on data and surveys
January 14, 2019
Robyn Fizz
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MIT’s Independent Activities Period (IAP) is in full swing. Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) is offering three classes / events that focus on data and surveys.

Tableau Fundamentals

Thursday, January 17, 1:30–4:00 p.m.
Atlas Service Center, E17-134

This class is designed for users new to Tableau. It will cover how to:

  • Connect to a data source
  • Join tables
  • Create a workbook
  • Create calculations
  • Filter and sort data
  • Create a visualization of the data
  • Create a dashboard
  • Create a parameter
  • Use Tableau Server

Details, including prerequisites, are available online. You can sign up for this course through Eventbrite.

Tableau @ MIT: Tableau Prep in Action

Wednesday, January 30, 10:00 a.m.–noon
Magasanik Room, 68-180
Enrollment limited to 40 participants

Topics at this networking and showcase event will include:

  • Who is using Tableau across MIT?
  • What are they building in Tableau?
  • Can I benefit from using Tableau?
  • Demo: Integrating Data Sources with Tableau Prep

You'll have the opportunity to talk with Tableau users from DLCs across MIT and find out how they use Tableau to make their work easier. If you’ve built some helpful/cool visualizations, this is your chance to share them with others.

An overview of the Tableau Prep tool will clarify the difference between Tableau and Tableau Prep. This will be followed by a short demo on integrating local files with data from the Data Warehouse.
Refreshments will be provided and participants will also have a chance to win raffle prizes at this event. Prerequisites and a registration link are available online.

Qualtrics Survey Software – Qualtrics at MIT

Tuesday, January 29, 10 a.m.–noon
Building 32-144

Qualtrics Research Core is a cloud-based enterprise survey platform available to MIT faculty, staff, and students. Qualtrics Account Executive Ryan Durrant will be on site to demo the product and answer questions about its use. Enrollment is unlimited and there is no advance sign-up.