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Data Training: UNC System Insight at UNCG


The UNC System Office has developed a system-wide analytics platform using data collected from the 16 UNC campuses in Student Data Mart and Human Resources Data Mart. Powered by HelioCampus , data are replicated to Amazon Web Services using Redshift. Dashboard visualizations are created using Tableau Server .

The data available in UNC System Insight is captured in regularly scheduled snapshots - this is not live data. Data is captured in SDM and HRDM from Banner directly and frozen for use in reporting across the system and to the Board of Governors, the State, and to the Department of Education. With this platform, the System Office has made official reporting data available to permissioned users on each campus beyond Institutional Research. Users have access to view existing dashboards developed by System Office staff at both the system level and home institution level. Users may also use published data extracts to create their own dashboards using Tableau Server software available within the UNC Insight interface.

To request access to, or if you have questions about using UNC Insight, please email Institutional Research at irhelp@uncg.edu.

Self-paced training for Tableau software is available online at https://www.tableau.com/learn/training and an active Tableau user community is available here: https://community.tableau.com/welcome.

For details about the student data feeds and the data contained, the Student Data Mart dictionary can be accessed online here: https://uncdm.northcarolina.edu/sdm/dictionary.php

More information about the data definitions used in UNC System Office reporting is available in the IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) glossary here: https://surveys.nces.ed.gov/ipeds/VisGlossaryAll.aspx?.