In order to create an activity, a user must have the Performance Activity Creator role, which can be assigned at the system or tenant category level. After creating an activity they will automatically be granted the Performance Activity Manager role, ensuring they also have permission to manage the performance activity.

Find out more about the other default roles in Totara.


When multitenancy is enabled, where a user is assigned this role at the tenant category level, they will also need to have capabilities related to positions and organisations (which only apply at the system level). In such an instance, a system-level role will need to be created and assigned to them, with the following capabilities:

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