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Google Data Studio 101

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About this course:

This kickstarter course has been designed for beginners who are new to Google Data Studio. With the help of this course, you will understand the basics of creating Data Studio reports and the best practices of data visualization. 

I: Review of key concepts

Topics covered:

Review of key concepts of Reporting (including Google Analytics basics) before diving into Data Studio (20 Minutes)

II: Introduction to Data Studio

Topics covered:

Get familiar with permissions, sharing options, the interface, and find out what Data Studio is all about)

  • Data Studio overview
  • How Data Studio works
  • Access Controls

III: Navigate Data Studio

Topics covered:
  • Data Studio Home Page
  • Data Source Overview
  • Report Overview
  • Report edit mode overview

IV: Creating a report

Topics covered:
  • Connect Data
    • Learn to distinguish between the different types of data connectors and data sources and how to use them effectively
  • Compose a report with different elements ranging from charts, tables, maps, sparklines and others.
  • Add and configure report controls
  • Share Reports with others 

V: Format and design reports

Topics covered:
  • Data Visualization basics
    • Explore best practices in data visualization practice and current trends
  • Style Customization
    • Customize charts for maximum clarity and storytelling along with interactivity. Polish off a report with branding and design elements
  • Basic Data Customizations:
    • Filters & Segments – Go through different ways of customizing your data including importing segments from Google Analytics to creating your own filters
  • Create and use report templates

Learning Outcome

By the end of this course, you will learn how to integrate your own Google Analytics data into a Google Data Studio report. You will be able to own a report that you will be able to share with your organization.