Interactive Dashboard User Guide

The Tableau Project “Course Enrollment History Fall 2004-Present” consists of two dashboards: Course Enrollment by Term and Course Enrollment by Instructor.

How Do I Know Which Dashboard to Use?

Course Enrollment by Instructor

On the Course Enrollment by Instructor dashboard, you can search for all classes taught by a particular instructor. Because a single course may be taught by multiple instructors, courses may appear multiple times in the table, depending on your chosen filters. Consequently, this dashboard is not to be used to view total enrollments across a subject area or department. It should be used only to answer questions regarding the courses taught by specific instructors.

Questions you can answer using the Course Enrollment by Instructor dashboard:

Course Enrollment by Term

On the Course Enrollment by Term dashboard, you can search for a specific course or set of courses in a desired term(s). Although a single course may be taught by multiple instructors, this table displays only the primary instructor of a course. In the event of two primary instructors, only one will be displayed. To search for all instructors of a course within a single term, please see the Course Enrollment by Instructor dashboard.

Questions you can answer using the Course Enrollment by Term dashboard:

How to Use Dashboards

1. You can move between these two dashboards using the tabs at the top of the page.

screenshot that uses red circle to identify tabs "enrollment by course" and "enrollment by instructor."
2. To refine the data that appears in each dashboard, use the filters to the left of the table. You will need to uncheck the (All) box and then select the values that you want to appear in your data table.

screenshot that uses red arrow to identify the "select a subject" dropdown menu.

3. You can also select a particular term or search for a specific class over a series of terms.

screenshot with red arrows pointing to dropdown menus for selecting a term and selecting a catalog number.

4. On the bottom of the page, you can select Undo or Reset to easily remove your filters. Use Undo to remove your last selected filter. Use Reset to remove all selected filters and return to the original view.


screenshot that uses red arrows to identify the Undo, Reset, Share, Download and Full Screen icons.

screenshot that identifies "current view" and "original view" options with red arrows.

How Often Will These Dashboards Be Updated?

The data displayed in these dashboards will be updated twice a semester: once just after the census date (Oct. 15 and March 15) and once at the end of the term in order to accurately capture Module 2 enrollments.

Can I Download the Data in Excel Format?

No, but you can request an Excel document from the registrar’s office. After you’ve narrowed your data using the dashboard filters, click on the “Share” icon and select “Current View.” Then copy the link and send it to sfallon@brandeis.edu with your request.

screenshot that identifies "Current View" option with red arrow and shows a sample "Link" highlighted with red circle.