Workday Student Sneak Peeks is a series of monthly webinars to help you get familiar with Workday Student and the changes to come. 

Each 90-minute webinar focuses on a different aspect of the new system. We’ll offer two live sessions each month and will post recordings following the second session.  

This series is designed for faculty and staff who teach, advise or support students in any capacity. All instructors, registrars, advisors and departmental administrators are encouraged to attend, as well as those who manage course and curriculum information, student financials or financial aid.

While everyone is welcome to attend any session, the webinar descriptions will help you choose the best topics for your role. If you are a graduate student who teaches students, you will want to attend the sessions relevant to your role as an instructor and as a student. Student engagement will begin fall 2024.

Registration is now open for faculty and staff sessions occurring through June 2024. Additional sessions are planned for fall 2024 and spring 2025.

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Advising Students in Workday

Choose one: Tuesday, February 20, 9-10:30 a.m. | Wednesday, February 28, 1-2:30 p.m. 

Workday Student will organize student advising and support together in one system. This Sneak Peek webinar will give you the details, including: 

  • A tour of the advisor dashboard, which includes reports and tasks 
  • How students are grouped and assigned to advisors 
  • Types of advisor roles and their relationship to a student 
  • Making and viewing advising notes 

This webinar will benefit all faculty and staff advisors, those who support students outside the classroom, school registrars, departmental administrators/coordinators and the Division of Student Affairs. 

Maximize your learning:

Take advantage of these resources for helpful background information:

  • Advising webpage: Explore how WashU plans to use Workday Student as the universal tool for advising and degree audit. 
  • Previous Sneak Peek recordings and Q&A

Managing Courses in Workday

Choose one: Tuesday, March 12, 9-10:30 a.m. | Wednesday, March 20, 1-2:30 p.m. 

This webinar will show you how we’ll set up and manage courses and course sections in Workday – subjects, meeting schedules, delivery modes and more.  
We’ll also review: 

  • Pre- and co-requisites 
  • Course numbering  
  • Curriculum dashboards – how school registrars and department administrators will access course reports and tasks 

This webinar will benefit all school registrars, departmental administrators/coordinators, faculty who teach or advise students, and those who support student financials and/or financial aid. 

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Academic Planning – Tools to Help Students Stay on Track to Graduation

Choose one: Tuesday, April 9, 9-10:30 a.m. | Wednesday, April 24, 1-2:30 p.m. 

Meet students where they are in the moments that matter using Workday Student’s academic planning capabilities. In this webinar, you’ll learn how an advisor completes key tasks, such as: 

  • Viewing a student’s academic history and requirements 
  • Reviewing academic plans and understanding academic plan templates 
  • Searching for course sections 
  • Tracking a student’s academic progress 

So that you can see things from the student perspective, we’ll demonstrate how students will search for and add courses to academic plans and saved schedules.  

This webinar will benefit all advisors, school registrars and departmental administrators/coordinators.

Maximize your learning:

Take advantage of these resources for helpful background information:

  • Advising webpage: Explore how WashU plans to use Workday Student as the universal tool for advising and degree audit. 
  • Planning for Registration webpage: Learn how students find course offerings and prepare for registration. 
  • Register for Advising Students in Workday (February)
  • Previous Sneak Peek recordings and Q&A

Registration from the Student Perspective

Choose one: Tuesday, June 11, 9-10:30 a.m. | Thursday, June 20, 1-2:30 p.m. 

Get a glimpse of the new tools and processes that students will use to register for classes. This Sneak Peek webinar provides an overview of the registration process and improvements over our current tools, like: 

  • Multiple registration appointments 
  • How students can register from a saved schedule 
  • How students get into courses from waitlists 

This webinar will benefit all faculty and instructors, advisors, departmental administrators/coordinators, and those who maintain course and curriculum information, including the Bulletin. 

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Coming Soon

The Basics of Student Financials and Financial Aid for Non-Finance Folks

Dates and registration links available later in 2024

Learn about essential student financial and financial aid activities in Workday, like seeing a student’s financial account, placing and removing past due balance holds, and granting access to friends and family. Other topics include: 

  • Course fees  
  • Accounting transactions such as making a payment and getting a refund 
  • A new financial responsibility agreement  
  • Connecting students to financial aid advisors  
  • Appeal process for satisfactory academic progress (SAP)   
  • How Workday interacts with PowerFAIDS/NetPartner  

This session is intended to provide an overview of financials in Workday for those who do not support financial-related activities as part of their day-to-day responsibilities

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Semester Wrap-Up: Key End-of-Term Activities

Dates and registration links available later in 2024

Get ready for the end of the semester. In this webinar, you’ll see key end-of-term activities like:  

  • How a student applies for program completion  
  • Verifying a student is ready to complete their program  
  • Viewing grades, honors, and awards 
  • Grading 

This webinar will benefit all faculty and instructors, advisors, departmental administrators/coordinators and those who maintain course and curriculum information, including the Bulletin. Graduate students who teach should also attend. 

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Teaching in Workday

Dates and registration links available later in 2024

This session will provide you with an understanding of the critical tasks for those who teach or support courses. Topics include: 

  • How Workday interacts with other learning management systems, e.g., Canvas  
  • Adding the teaching team to a course (TAs, MTEs, etc.)  
  • Viewing class rosters and schedules  
  • Pre-requisite override requests  
  • Viewing and submitting grades   

This webinar will benefit instructors, advisors and school registrars. If you are a graduate student who teaches students, you will want to attend the sessions relevant to your role as an instructor and as a student.

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Take advantage of these resources for helpful background information:

Previous Sneak Peeks

Workday Student 101: Get to Know Our New Student Information System

This session covered foundational topics, concepts, and terms that you’ll need to know in Workday and to prepare for future Sneak Peeks. Hear why WashU is moving to Workday Student, how the transition impacts you, and steps you can take now to get ready. Also see how to navigate the new system to find key information, tasks and reports.  

This webinar will benefit all faculty and staff, as well as graduate students who teach.

Maximize your learning:

Take advantage of these resources for helpful background information:

  • About webpage: Learn how Student Sunrise is addressing current challenges.  
  • Workday Student webpage: Learn which academic functions Workday will support.
  • Workday Student 101 webpage: Review new concepts and terms in Workday. 
  • Workday Student Reporting webpage: Understand how Workday organizes data into readable reports. 

Navigating the Student Profile

This session covered how to support students by using information in their Workday profile. In this Sneak Peek webinar, you will learn: 

  • How to navigate the student profile 
  • How student workers will appear in Workday
  • What determines whether a student has an active or inactive record
  • What Workday onboarding is and how some of the information provided during onboarding appears on the student profile

This webinar will benefit all faculty and staff, as well as graduate students who teach. 

Maximize your learning:

Take advantage of these resources for helpful background information:

  • About webpage: Learn how Student Sunrise is addressing current challenges.  
  • Workday Student webpage: Learn which academic functions Workday will support at WashU. 
  • Workday Student 101 webpage: Review new concepts and terms in Workday. 
  • Workday Student Reporting webpage: Understand how Workday organizes data into readable reports.