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Training for Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) and Finance is now available through ELMS-Canvas. Workday training is tied to your security role, or what you’re able to see and do within Workday. Everyone’s training journey will be unique!

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What training is now available?

  • On-demand courses are courses that provide information about Workday and how to complete key tasks. These courses can include demo recordings and ‘Try It’ simulations.
  • Job aids are simple, clear instructions on how to initiate a task. The most up-to-date job aids are available anytime for all users.
  • Learning Hubs organize training content into easy-to-access areas based on functional area. Learning Hubs will contain the links to access job aids.

If you are a Central Office user, you may have training in addition to the on-demand courses. Learn more on the Training for Central Office page.

How do I know which courses to take?

You can fill out the My Workday Roles and Courses form to receive an email with your Workday security roles and your recommended training courses.

All users should take the Introduction to Workday on-demand computer-based training course. This course introduces you to Workday and its core concepts including the worker profile, business processes, and security roles. You will learn how to navigate within Workday, access your information, and complete tasks. 

If you’re a typical user, this might be the only course to take. 

Other users have greater access based on their security roles in the system. For the large majority of these users, you have access to self-enroll in prerequisite and role-specific on-demand computer-based training courses. You can take these courses at any time, at your own pace, and can retake courses as needed. 

This graphic shows that you must take Introduction to Workday first. If you have a HCM or Finance-related security role, you have prerequisite and role-specific courses to take. If you are a typical user who doesn't have additional roles, then you're done!

HCM users will take Finding and Viewing Reports in Workday and HCM Core Concepts as prerequisite courses. Finance users will take Using Worktags and Finding and Viewing Reports in Workday as prerequisite courses.

There may be an order to take your role-specific courses. We advise you take the courses in the same order as presented on the On-Demand Courses page. An example of a curriculum order can be found on the HR Analyst Training page.

Is training mandatory?

The Elevate program recommends that you take courses based on your security role(s) within Workday. Taking your recommended training courses is strongly encouraged and completion data is tracked. For some security roles, specific business owners might have mandatory requirements for select courses. These business owners will communicate any additional training requirements if they apply to you.

How do I take courses?

Links to enroll in courses are displayed on the On-Demand Courses page. You can use these enrollment links to self-enroll through Open Learning. You must first log in to Open Learning to be able to enroll in courses. Once enrolled, you can take the course at any time through ELMS-Canvas. 

This graphic show that you'll enroll through the Elevate site and then be navigated to Open Learning. You'll enroll through Open Learning and then will take your course in ELMS-Canvas.

How can I learn more?

We’re adding more to the Elevate website all the time. We suggest you bookmark this site for the most updated information. In the meantime, you can review Functional Overviews to see higher-level presentations and demonstrations on different areas of Workday.

For more information related to Workday Training, see the Training FAQ.

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