Very basic question

Hi guys, is there a very super basic tutorial hope youtube that explains how to get started with grafana, basically I am a complete newbe few days old… I managed to install it on my laptop and connect to mysql running on my laptop I am trying to get some alerts to show up it keep saying state pending on the (alerts?) list … basically not sure what I am doing… I did some googling someone said time series returned is outside threshold(which is configured where??) oy vay please help