Webinar Library

Visit our previous webinar content:

7/20/2022.  ETL Tools and Cloud

See a roundtable/birds of a feather discussion by several institutions on ETL tools and the cloud.


3/1/2022.  Dashboards for Retention, Enrollment and Academic Performance

Miami University of Ohio showcases how they use dashboards for presenting data for Retention, Enrollment and Academic Performance.


2/23/2022.  Free Your Data in Tableau

Sherri Flaks from Johns Hopkins University explains how you can use your SAP data with Tableau


11/17/2021. Data Governance – History, Present, and Future

Augie Freda from the University of Notre Dame has been a regular presenter at HEDW Conferences on the topic of Data Governance and has also been a resource for others as they embarked on their data governance journeys.  Augie is retiring and has graciously agreed to do a webinar on Data Governance – history, present, and future.  In addition to the recording, there is a copy of the presentation from the webinar as well as a copy of the Data Access Guiding Principles mentioned on the webinar.


10/6/2021.  Update: A student touch-point universe

The October webinar will feature an update by Mick Haney on extending and realigning the 2019 HEDW Conference Presentation titled “A Student Touch-Point Universe’.

The presentation will highlight necessary changes to the 2019 model design, introduce levels to support header and trailer years, discuss milestone support within the model, and drill down into levels supporting program and plan information over time.

Following the concept work, he will “open the hood”, looking into processes and actual table design to stand up the key tables supporting the infrastructure. This will then move to see how the key tables drive the population of both fact and dimension tables for an integrated data-warehouse. He will spend some time looking at dimension enhancement processes.

Lastly, he will show some SQL samples that utilize the integrated structure to answer business questions. Sandip Thanki, their Tableau Guru, will be available to discuss Tableau usage of the model.

09/18/2021. Data Viz Style Guide – What is it, why you need it, and how to create one, part 2

Based on the feedback from the 2021 HEDW Conference session, ‘Data Viz Style Guide – What is it, Why You Need it and How to Create one’, Nadya Balabanova from UC-Irvine is leading a panel discussion webinar where members from several HEDW member schools will briefly share their experiences creating dashboard style guides followed by discussion and audience questions.  The original session content can be found here.


8/12/2020.  Preparing Next Gen BI/DW Staff

In this session, we discuss what changes are coming to BI/DW teams, what strategies exist to bring new hires on board, and  how to identify and train individuals.


7/8/20 When it comes to BI Tools, Is More Better?

This is a follow-up to the HEDW session “When it comes to BI Tools, Is More Better?  A panel         discussion on the pros and cons of using multiple BI tools within an institution.” The panel of 4 speakers will again introduce their respective university and its approach to this topic. Afterwards, they will address some of the unanswered questions from the HEDW virtual conference and allow time for additional questions at the end.


6/10/20    Data Model sharing and maintenance

In this session 113 users participated in the frequently requested topic, Sharing Data Models. The HEDW site has started a repository for users to share and ask questions about data modeling, and is looking for contributions of models and their properties/anomalies for people to benefit from.