As part of Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Workday training plan, User Experience Sessions are kicking off in November, allowing some employees the chance to test the Workday system before it is officially launched in January. The deadline to sign up as a volunteer is Oct. 10, and volunteers will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis with the possibility for some secondary criteria to ensure a well-rounded group of participants. 

Below is a list of preliminary questions and answers that should give MSU Denver faculty and staff members a good idea of what being a UES volunteer entails.  

What is UES?

UES is an exciting part of the project wherein the Workday Training Team pilots training materials with employees prior to going live with the system. 

Approximately 100 employees from across the University will provide training materials to test and experience the new Workday system. Participants will navigate the Workday system based on the material instructions and track their user experience, assessing clarity and ease of use.  


Why are volunteers needed? 

  • To obtain user feedback on the overall experience with the Workday training materials. 
  • To introduce Workday to employees and generate excitement and curiosity about Workday. 


What can faculty and staff members do to help?  

Volunteer to become a UES participant! MSU Denver needs volunteers to work with the Workday Training Team during these sessions to fine-tune materials. 


When will UES sessions run?  

Multiple UES sessions will run throughout November and will be scheduled between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Faculty and staff members should note that there will be other opportunities to review the Workday system if they are unable to attend in November. 


What is the time commitment?  

UES participants should expect up to a two-hour commitment. The amount of time required may vary by participant and be driven by the content being tested. 


How can faculty and staff members become UES employee participants?  

Click here to sign up and answer a short questionnaire to be considered for an upcoming UES session. Prior to signing up, faculty and staff members should discuss this opportunity with a manager and seek approval if necessary. If a faculty or staff member is selected as a UES participant, additional information will be available via email pertaining to the session details. 

Stay tuned to the Early Bird for other opportunities coming soon.