Get hands-on Workday experience in user labs

User labs are available to help employees get a feel for the Workday system that goes live July 1. Registration is required for the 30-minute sessions held in 139 Durham Center.

"Sign up if you would like to touch the keyboard, play with Workday, navigate and learn about some key functionalities you'll use," said Kumari Henry, manager of the WorkCyte change management team. "This is a good opportunity to practice, and it's open to the entire campus."

The user lab sessions provide hands-on navigation and interaction with the Workday system -- for example, how to request vacation time. Employees should complete their recommended computer-based training in advance to prepare for the session.

Step-by-step reference guides (job aids) for Workday tasks are available -- for example, "Workday 101" basic navigation. Members of the WorkCyte team also are available for questions.

"We'll have people on hand to walk folks through actual transactions," Henry said. "The sessions are for system-use experience, not questions about policies, roles or reporting."

Registration is open on Learn@ISU and must be completed by 4 p.m. the day prior to the session so participants can be authorized to access the Workday system.

Thirty-minute time slots are available on these dates:

  • June 17, 2-4 p.m.
  • June 18, 9-11 a.m.
  • June 19, 9-11 a.m.
  • June 25, 2-4 p.m.

Henry said more user lab sessions will be added through the weeks after Workday go-live.

"We will have labs available until we are at a point where people aren't coming by to play with the system," she said.