Please note this is a legacy feature. To read about the improved performance management features new to Totara 13 please see the Performance page.
After an appraisal has been created, Learners can be assigned to it on the Assignments tab. User assignments can occur any time during the appraisal creation. The appraisal won't be released to users until the Activate now link is selected. In the meantime, the appraisal status is set to Draft.
(This video above is taken from the Appraisals course in the Totara Academy).
An appraisal can be assigned to users based on their audience, organisation, or position. Select the type of group to assign in the Assign user group drop down.
Select the Save button.
The assignment type and all assigned Learners will now appear on the Assignments tab. One appraisal can be assigned to multiple groups.
A site administrator or a user with the 'totara/appraisal:unlockstages' capability set to Allow, can reopen or unlock a completed stage for a specific appraisal role (e.g. Learner, Manager, Appraiser etc) or all roles, within a specific user's appraisal form, via the appraisal management area under the Assignments tab.
For more information please see Managing appraisals.
This section displays:
Learners: The number of Learners that currently fall into the group based on the previous selections.
The Learners column shows the current number of users in the specific user groups. For dynamic groups this may differ from the number that were in the group when the group was originally assigned or have been assigned at any point while the appraisal is/was active.
This section displays:
Learner: Lists the Learners that have been assigned as a part of one of the groups and the name of each learner links to their user profile.
The Show Entries drop down allows you to select the number of rows of Learners that will be displayed per page. Use the buttons in the lower-right corner to jump to additional pages.
Use the Search box to enter a learner's name and hit the Enter key to search for Learners.
The learners that are listed differs depending on the status of the appraisal:
The Totara Academy has a whole course dedicated to using Appraisals in Totara. Here you can learn more on how to use the tool, see best practice, and give it a go yourself.