I work at a university myself and there are a few things here and there that we post on Public. There are also a lot of universities doing similar things. Here's a list someone from the Tableau Public team had previously provided me:
- Oxford University Student Data Management & Analysis: Tableau Public
- Cornell University Library Assessment & Communications: Tableau Public
- A variety of other universities can be found via a quick site search: Tableau Public
So, yes, you can do some things like this, but I'd recommend a few things:
- As you noted, Tableau Public is public. Even if a viz is hidden, it's still accessible if someone has the URL. So, don't post anything that isn't 100% public.
- Might be a good idea to have your legal department review the data being used just to make sure there are no FERPA-related issue (or other regulations, for that matter).
- I'd suggest disabling the downloading of the workbook--that way, no one will be able to dig into the data further to see a more detailed breakdown.
- It's probably not a bad idea to do some pre-aggregation ahead of time, just in case someone finds a way to download a workbook--that way, there will be no detailed PII in the workbook at all.
Hope that helps!
Thanks, I appreciate it.
One last thought might be to reach out to the Tableau Public team and get their advice on this. I think I've covered it, but you never know. You can reach them here: https://public.tableau.com/en-us/s/contact-us