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Free Tableau and Excel Workshops From UW-IT

We have added several free UW-IT workshops! Our workshops teach UW staff and faculty how to visualize their data using Tableau software and do drag and drop analysis using Microsoft Excel PivotTables. Sessions last from one to three hours and no programming skills are required. Learn more and register online for upcoming sessions on the UW […]

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Tableau and Capacity Planning – “What if” Analysis

Troy Hogan of the Enterprise Data and Analytics (EDA) team was kind enough to share one of the ways he and his team are getting value from Tableau doing “What If” analysis on how they spend their time. The EDA Capacity Planning team gained great efficiencies in our quarterly work planning process by using Tableau reporting. […]

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Talk involving UW Profiles wins best presentation at conference

A talk about UW Profiles, the UW’s interactive dashboards for accessing and understanding basic UW data, was honored as “Best Presentation” at the Pacific Northwest Association for Institutional Research and Planning’s annual conference. The talk last month by Nevena Lalic of the Office of Planning & Management’s Institutional Analysis team and Bart Pietrzak of UW-IT’s […]

Automation Will Set You Free, Sort Of

If you have a repetitive task then automation is your friend. The catch is that when anything changes your automation likely breaks. Still if you are running a report that requires a lot of check box selecting you might enjoy this tip sent in by Stephen Rondeau. Stephen is using iMacros to automate running the […]

Class List By Curriculum Course Section

Kimberly Swayze is in the top 10 users of the Class List By Curriculum Course Section report. Here is what she has to say about it: Class List By Curriculum Course Section EDW reports are incredibly useful. In seconds, you can pull up student e-mail addresses if you are trying to contact students in one […]

UW Profiles

Becka Poppe of OPB is finding great success with UW Profiles. Here is what she has to say about it. UW Profiles I use UW Profiles on a regular basis for a variety of projects. It is particularly helpful when I receive requests from the state legislature for information or for fiscal notes (i.e. estimates […]

Why Are The Reports All Jumbled?

Lisa Nordlund wrote in because she was frustrated with the way the reports were being laid out in the Report Manager. She was used to the report manager rendering a nice neat grid and could quickly find her reports by location. Here is what is going on and a better method of finding your favorite […]