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IRIS Central: Get Started with the Designer

Course overview

This course is designed to get you started with the Designer in IRIS Central, so you can create your own custom dashboards for use throughout your school or trust. Learn about the main elements of the IRIS Central Designer and follow step-by-step examples of how to edit a report and its visualizations.


IRIS Central Administrators who create and maintain reports for their school or trust.


20 minutes.


Users should have access to their own IRIS Central system, and know the basics of how to navigate around IRIS Central.

Learn about the IRIS Central Datasets in the IRIS Central: Dataset Documentation.


Although accessible on all devices, this course works best on a desktop or laptop PC. A headset or speakers are recommended. 

Course contents

Create Your Ideal Dashboards

  • Create Your Ideal Dashboards

Create a New Report

  • Create a New Report

Design a Report

  • Welcome to the Designer
  • Use the Designer to Build a Report
  • Basic Visualization Options
  • An Introduction to Filters
  • Visualization Datapoints
  • Visualization Chart Type
  • Combine Data
  • Slicers and Bookmarks
  • Drillthrough Pages

Publish a Report

  • Publish a Report

What's included?

  • 5 videos
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Detailed working examples
  • Animations

Create a New Report

Design a Report

Publish a Report

Meet the instructor

Duncan McCorkindale

Professional Services Manager
Duncan joined IRIS in 2019, with a strong and varied background in Learning and Development. He has since helped hundreds of our schools make a success of their move to iSAMS, and is passionate about helping everyone get the most out of their system.

Outside of work, Duncan enjoys playing music and exploring the waters and forests of the Wye Valley.