Deans' Dashboard Guide

Full PDF version of the guide, which includes detailed screen captures.

WSU Deans' Dashboard, Helpful Tips for Data Users

Screenshot of filter iconFilters

To choose multiple options, hold down "CTRL" and make your selection. Quickly clear selections by clicking the eraser icon that appears in the upper-right-hand corner when hovering over the filter. Most visuals adjust to the main filters located at the top or side of the page.


When applicable, most reports have filters that sync across pages. For example, if Fall 2020 is selected in the Term filter, it will automatically adjust the data on all other pages of that report to Fall 2020 term.

Focus Mode

To isolate a visual, hover over it and click on the window icon, which appears in the upper-right-hand corner of the visual.

Screenshot of data downloadData Download

Hover over a visual and click on the "…" in the upper-right-hand corner of the visual. Select "export data" to obtain summarized data in Excel or CSV format. Note, this feature is only available on Decision Support dashboards.

Report Navigation

Use available bookmarks embedded within reports or tabs at bottom to move between pages. Bookmarks are generally located at the top of a dashboard and can appear in button or arrow format.

Tabs are always located at the bottom of dashboards.

Screenshot of report tabs


Adjust data in visuals to ascending or descending order by hovering and clicking on the "…" in the upper-right-hand corner of the visual. Additionally, tables may be sorted by clicking on their headers. 

Screenshot of sort listingScreenshot of sort table

Drill down/up

Certain visuals have the ability to drill down and drill up data points in order to explore in-depth details. If you see drill controls, which appear as a series of four arrows Screenshot of drill arrows, while hovering over a visual, this visual has a hierarchy.

Additional Features

Most reports include call-outs that appear when hovering over visuals & data-points.

Screenshots of three dialog pop up modals