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Create your own interactive dashboard using Power BI

  • Start: 6th August, 2024 @ 10:00AM
  • End: 6th August, 2024 @ 1:00PM
  • Online

As brilliant as it is, sometimes Microsoft Excel can’t deliver everything you need when it comes to data analysis, visualisation and publication.

This is where Microsoft’s Power BI steps in, enabling you to take your data analysis to the next level creating and sharing powerful, interactive and secure dashboards which can be shared privately or published and embedded in your website.

This session will cover

  • Getting to grips with Power BI’s basic building blocks
  • Getting data from Microsoft Excel
  • Creating & customising charts and visualisations
  • Printing, sharing & publishing reports

Pre-course requirement

To participate in this course, you will need to have both the web and desktop version of Power BI installed. The free versions which come with Microsoft 365 as standard are suitable for everything apart from the publication section which requires a paid Power BI pro licence. Everything is available via the Microsoft store and they offer a free trial for the paid version so you can give it a whirl before taking the plunge. Superhighways will send step by step details of how to access Power BI in advance of the course.

Am I eligible for this course?

If you work for a London charity and would like to learn how to use Power Bi, you’re eligible to join.

Is this course for me?

Although this is an introductory Power BI course, a good knowledge of Excel and an understanding of creating charts and graphs is essential as Power BI is a complex programme to learn.

Course format

Online technical group training

This is an online interactive live training session. You’ll take part in interactive exercises such as breakout room discussions, polls or chat conversations.

You will be asked to complete individual technical tasks on your PC or laptop. You will not be able to join this training using a mobile device. It’s likely that you will need to either create online accounts or download appropriate software, which we’ll tell you about in advance.


Karen McLean is a Superhighways Data Support Adviser, helping small charities and community groups gain essential digital and data skills backed by the right tech to achieve their goals.

Alice Linell is the Superhighways Data Lead. The Data team’s focus is on helping small charities and community groups gain skills and knowledge to better use data to understand London’s communities, identify need, develop services, demonstrate the impact of their work and advocate for change.