MicroStrategy for Instructors

Shape higher education and impact students by incorporating data analytics into your curriculum. Share the power of MicroStrategy with students to help them understand the world through data. Evolve and enhance your teaching methods with an easy-to-use analytics platform.

Why MicroStrategy?

Cultivate Valuable Skills

Understanding of data analytics is high demand in the modern workplace. Organizations and companies depend on it to tackle their business challenges.

Engage Your Students

MicroStrategy’s comprehensive platform and intuitive interface makes it easy for you to help your students uncover insights into their datasets with cutting edge technology. Offer access to a powerful platform that doesn’t sacrifice scalability for usability.

Ready for the Classroom

Easily embed data analytics into your curriculum with our tutorials and workshop materials as well as two immersive options of the MicroStrategy platform that can be incorporated into any lesson plan. Ready-to-use materials and tutorials require little preparation to offering analytically rich lesson plans.

Top schools use MicroStrategy to teach data analytics.

How to Get Started

Step 1

Choose the MicroStrategy product to fit your teaching style.

MicroStrategy Desktop

  • Simple to download. Simple to use. Desktop is a perpetually FREE and powerful data-discovery tool that delivers everything you need to access, visualize, and analyze your data.
  • Desktop offers: fast and flexible self-service analytics, access to 70+ data sources, built in data preparation, advanced analytical functions, big data connectivity, and the ability to work offline.

MicroStrategy on AWS

  • A term-based FREE cloud option designed for the classroom that offers MicroStrategy’s full enterprise suite of functionalities.
  • Instructors can launch dedicated cloud servers for up to four months to serve fifty users.
  • No physical software to download, leaving students and instructors more time to focus on data-driven lesson plans and access to their reports and dossiers via any web browser.
Step 2

Watch training videos on how to use MicroStrategy.

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Dossier Interface Overview

A dossier is an interactive display that allows users to quickly and easily explore their data. Users can add visualizations, customize the interface, and organize information into logical pages and chapters.

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Connect to a Data Source

Learn how to easily connect to data sources using the out-of-box data selector and data preparation tool.

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Create a Visualization

Data visualizations are essential for telling your organization’s analytical story. Learn how to create eye-catching data visualizations to reveal key insights and business trends.

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Structure your Data

Learn how to easily structure your data visualizations—and have your data tell a more effective story.

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Sharing Insights

Working on a group project has never been easier. Discuss ideas with your team by leaving comments, tagging users, and sharing your dossier as a PDF.

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Connect to MicroStrategy Environment

Learn how to connect to your MicroStrategy environment using Library, where you can view and share your complete set of dossiers.

Step 3

Learn through workshops.

Data Discovery: Build interactive dossiers for data discovery

Come explore how MicroStrategy can help you create interactive dossiers by structuring your visualizations and data for more effective storytelling. This workshop features step-by-step instructions that cover importing and wrangling data, formatting visualizations, applying a wide variety of visualizations, and different ways to optimize your dossiers for mobile device consumption. It will also teach you how to publish content to a server environment or the MicroStrategy Library.

Workshop Resources:

Geospatial Analytics: How to visualize geospatial data

This hands-on workshop provides an introduction to MicroStrategy’s Geospatial Services capabilities, with a focus on analyzing data through maps. In this workshop, you will:

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Bring analytics into the classroom