The Performance Activity Manager role is automatically given to a user when they create an activity, in the context of that activity – i.e. creators are always allowed to manage their own activities, which means they can modify and delete them, as well as view reports on participation.

Additionally you can assign the Performance Activity Manager role more broadly, e.g. at the system or tenant category level, which would allow a user to manage activities they had not created themselves.

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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