If there's a new user on your team or you just need a quick refresher yourself, we offer a variety of training options to help you feel comfortable using mySidewalk's tools.


Getting Started Guide

Not interested in a full training? If you want to learn mySidewalk at your own pace through short videos and other resources, we've got you covered!

Check out our Getting Started Guide


Video: Chart for Beginners

In this beginner’s course, we’re going to take you through the steps for creating a community profile - from the selection and styling of visualizations to publishing and sharing.

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Live Training: mySidewalk 101

Learn the basics of mySidewalk. In this 60-minute session, you'll learn how to:

- Find data.
- Create visualizations.
- Customize report templates.

The last 10 minutes will be Q&A, discussion, and how to sign up for additional training.

Recurring sessions hosted every Thursday.

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Live Training: Custom Geographies in Chart

Learn how to use Chart to create and get data for custom geographies. This training is for anyone who wants to tell data stories about places like study areas, downtowns, business improvement districts, hospital service areas, library service areas, and other relevant, non-Census geographies.

(Note: We've already pre-loaded many non-Census geographies, including neighborhoods and city council districts! This training will focus on how to create any geographical boundary not already included in Chart.)

Recurring sessions hosted every Thursday.

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Live Training: Uploading Data to Chart

First, learn about the critical role that place plays in Chart, as this is a prerequisite for being able to successfully upload data into the tool.

Then, learn how to prepare data files so that you can upload, manage, and use your own data to create visualizations and elevate data stories.

We'll conclude by showing you how to create maps and other visualizations using your data.

Sessions created as needed.

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