Course Description

Learn how to plan and design visual stories using interactive dashboards and reports in Power BI that connect to your audience and generate action in a business context. Extract insights from data through visual data analysis and find the narrative thread that engages your audience with a story about the data.

The course combines lectures with group discussions and hands-on lab activities. Before attending this course, you must have experience and knowledge using Power BI to create dashboards and reports. Students will work in groups, and participate in role-playing activities to design and present data dashboards based on a business scenario.

This course is designed for non-technical business users.

Course Details

By the completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Identify appropriate visual design for business presentations
  • Design interactive dashboards and reports using Power BI that are logically sound, persuasive and tailored to the audience
  • Apply best practices in visual data storytelling


  • Introduction to Data Storytelling
  • The structure of your Data Story
  • Visual Data Storytelling
  • Building a persuasive argument for different stakeholders
  • Effective dashboard and report design with Power BI


No mandatory prerequisites.

Self-assessment for enrolment:

A minimum of 3 months relevant working experience and knowledge in:

  • Create dashboard and report using Power BI
  • Gather data and apply data transformation and modelling in Power BI


Recommended prerequisites:

  • ITF 210 Visualize Data using Microsoft Power BI
  • ITF 220 Data Transformation and Modelling with Microsoft Power BI

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Online Synchronous
6:00PM to 8:45PM
Oct 21, 2024 to Nov 25, 2024
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $649.00
Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

Students will require access to a computer with the required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors).

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system, and Zoom web conferencing software. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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