Capabilities Library - Create/Edit Capability

Capabilities describe what a person can do or what they know. Once capabilities are available, users can add them to their profile as skills they have or skills they would like to develop.

Important: The Capabilities and Skills Profile functionality is currently in an Open Beta status. As a result, the functionality is evolving weekly, and this documentation may become out of date or incomplete. The next scheduled update of this documentation is scheduled for the February 2021 release. For feature updates and the most up-to-date documentation, please visit the Capabilities Beta community in the Cornerstone Success Center.

To create a capability from the Capabilities Library, go to Admin > Tools > Core Functions > Capabilities > Library. Then, select the Create button.

To edit a capability from the Capabilities Library, go to Admin > Tools > Core Functions > Capabilities > Library. Then, select the Edit link to the right of the appropriate capability.

Create Capability

When you select the Create button on the Capability Library page, a flyout opens. Enter the following information for the capability:

  • Name - Enter a descriptive name for the capability. This should clearly indicate the skill or knowledge associated with the capability so that end users and administrators understand the capability. This field is required. The character limit for this field is 250.
  • Description - Enter a detailed description for the capability. This should provide additional information about the capability so that all users and administrators understand the capability. This field is optional. The character limit for this field is 2000.

After entering the appropriate details, select the Create button in the flyout. The new capability is added, and you are presented with two options:

  • Done - Select this option to return to the Capability Library. See Capabilities Library - Manage Capabilities.
  • Edit - Select this option to navigate to the Edit Capability page where you may edit the capability details. See the Edit Capability section below for additional information.

Edit Capability

When you select the Edit link on the Capability Library page, the Edit Capability page opens.

Enter the following information on the General Settings tab for the capability:

  • ID - This is the unique identifier for the capability. When a capability is created from the Capability Library, this ID is automatically generated by the system.
  • Name - Enter a descriptive name for the capability. This should clearly indicate the skill or knowledge associated with the capability so that end users and administrators understand the capability. This field is required. The character limit for this field is 250.
  • Description - Enter a detailed description for the capability. This should provide additional information about the capability so that all users and administrators understand the capability. This field is optional. The character limit for this field is 2000.

Back to Library

When editing a capability, you may select the Back To Library button to return to the Capability Library. See Capabilities Library - Manage Capabilities.