Workday Training

Learn to use Workday@Goucher your way! We’ve put together a complete training library to deliver Workday training tailored to your needs. Use the categories below to discover what you want to learn, how and when you want to learn it. Bookmark this page for quick access to…

  • Step-by-step written Job Aids
  • Self-Directed Video Demos and Snippets
  • Live training sessions hosted in-person or online (schedules vary)
  • Information is also available in our FAQs and Glossary (see links on side panel)


Workday Live Training

Led by Goucher subject matter experts, Workday Live Training sessions (remote or in-person) provide a complete walk-through of tasks on a variety of topics – from getting started to more complex Workday functions and roles. The live format allows users to walk through a series of connected processes while, learning related context such as associated policies or tips for success. To view a schedule or register for live training courses, click the button below.

View Live Training Schedule


Live Training Session Recordings:

Workday Essentials for Student Workers (~14 minutes) 3/29/2023

Workday Essentials for Hourly Employees: Payroll, Absence and Time Entry (~32 minutes) 3/29/2023

Workday Essentials for Hourly People Managers and Supervisors: Approving Team Time (~24 minutes ) 3/29/2023

Workday Essentials for Exempt Employees and Their Supervisors (~28 minutes) 4/5/2023

Submitting Job Requisitions in Workday (~30 minutes) 4/26/2023

Managing Job Requisitions and Hiring Staff (~44 minutes) 5/24/2023


Self-Directed Job Aids and Short Videos


Workday Essentials For All Employees

1. Logging in

To login, go to

Enter your username followed by (for example,

Enter your Goucher Password

2. Basic Overview and Navigation - START HERE!

Video Overview

This video is designed for everyone as a first look and orientation to the Workday experience.

Workday Basics: Getting Started (6 minutes)

Job Aids


Time, Leave, and Absences

Entering Time Worked (Hourly and Union Staff)

Union Staff: Clocking In/Out  & Requesting Leave On A Timeclock

Job Aids

Non-Union Non-Exempt Staff & Student Workers: Entering Hourly Time Worked

Job Aids

Leave & Absences Self Service for Staff and Student Workers

Job Aids


Working With Money In Workday (All Employees As Needed)

Financial Tasks Overview

Job Aids

  • Financial Tasks Overview Sheet - view a list of common financial tasks and their related instructions, forms, and support information, all in one place
    [Open in browser]
    [Download as Excel File]

Purchasing and Procurement

Video Snippets

Job Aids

Handling Expenses

Job Aids


Workday for Special Roles: Financial Oversight

Workday for Cost Center Managers

 Job Aids

Financial Review and Reporting

Job Aids

Workday for Purchase and Expense Approvers

Video Snippets

Job Aids


Workday for Special Roles: People Managers and Supervisors (Manage My Team and Hiring)

Managing Team Time, Pay & Paid Leave

Job Aids

  • Approve and Manage Hourly Team Time - review and approve/reject timesheets for non-exempt direct reports
  • Manage Team Absence - approve, deny, and manage time off requests submitted by your direct reports; submit time off requests on behalf of a direct report
  • Manage Delegations - delegate approvals to another employee or complete approvals delegated to you
  • Manage FMLA Leave for Direct Reports - request FMLA leave (continuous and intermittent) and paid time off on behalf of a direct report; temporarily reassign business processes for direct reports on continuous leave
  • Manage Period Activity Pay Assignments - create pay events for adjunct faculty, faculty committee work, and class overages, as well as payments for interns, graduate assistants, and residential life assistants

Managing Staff Hiring and Job Changes

Job Aids

Managing Faculty Hiring and Job Changes

Job Aids

Managing Person of Interest Hiring and Job Changes (Volunteers, Contractors, Etc.)

Job Aid

  • Contract and End Person of Interest - contract a person of interest (volunteer or contractor) who needs access to Goucher's campus, and/or systems, or end the contract for a person of interest