Creating Dashboards in Power BI - Summary
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This course provides an overview of what Power BI Dashboards are, including what you will need to create dashboards. You will learn how to go through the tile layout on a dashboard as well as setting up a mobile view for it. We will cover data alerts, the Q&A features available, adding themes, and pinning a live report page to the dashboard.

Learning Objectives 

  • Understand and create Power BI dashboards
  • Manage Power BI data alerts
  • Configure layouts and themes
  • Configure the mobile view
  • Use Q&A features

Intended Audience

This course is recommended for anyone who wants to learn how to create dashboards in Power BI and/or anyone preparing for Microsoft's PL-300 exam.


  • A Power BI subscription or Power BI trial
  • An understanding of Power BI reports

So this brings us to the end of our course. During this course we have covered what Power BI Dashboards are, which is basically a single page that can be made up of multiple reports and that they can be accessed either through the Power BI Web app or the Power BI mobile app. We have also covered that you can make a new dashboard, which is done either from the workspace or at the point of pinning a visual from the report by clicking the pin icon at the top of the visual and selecting new dashboard.

You can edit your dashboard layout by clicking the element and dragging it around as well as resizing elements on your Dashboard. You are able to edit the theme and mobile layouts on your dashboard by clicking the Edit button and selecting the relevant option. We went through setting up data alerts through the Power BI Dashboard, which if you remember can be applied to the Dashboard Gauge, KPI, or Card Tiles.

We tested out the Q&A or question and answer features in Power BI dashboards that allow you to ask questions about your data that is in your dashboard and get meaningful data back from it. We covered the difference from pinning visuals rather than pinning a full report page. If you remember when pinning visuals, they will remain the same, and if you pin a full report page, any changes made on the report page will be reflected on your dashboard.

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About the Author

Jake is an IT manager for a managed services company that works with small- to medium-size businesses and manages their IT. He mainly works with a Microsoft Stack, from Servers to Microsoft 365 & Azure. He also specializes in business process improvement helping businesses to leverage technology to speed up their workflows. Jake really enjoys testing out new technologies and seeing what they can do. Outside of work he enjoys kayak fishing, gardening, and going to the gym.