Toloka documentation

Editing a skill

You can both edit the skill itself and change the skill values for a specific Toloker.

Changing the skill value for a Toloker

  1. Go to the Tolokers page.

  2. Select the Tolokers to change the skill value for.

    How to select Tolokers


    The list may take several minutes to load. If you see Tolokers not found, try to wait a bit or use filters.

    If you know the Toloker IDs

    To select one Toloker, enter their ID in the search field and click Search.

    To select multiple Tolokers:

    1. Create a text file and add the Toloker IDs in it, for example:

    2. Click the Upload Tolokers IDs button in the lower left part and choose the file.

    3. When the file is uploaded, click Apply.


    To view detailed information about a Toloker, click on their ID.

    Show blocked Tolokers

    By default, blocked Tolokers aren't displayed. Click the Tolokers drop-down list for other options:

    • Requester ban — Tolokers you blocked in all your projects.

    • System ban — Tolokers blocked in the platform for violating the rules, poor response quality, or frequent errors when entering captcha.

    • All — Show both blocked and not blocked Tolokers.

    Exclude those who haven't used Toloka for a long time.

    Turn on the Show active users option and specify the number of days when the Toloker completed at least one task.

    Find those who opened or completed my tasks

    In the left part of the window use the Project and Pool fields to select Tolokers who opened tasks in one of your projects or pools.

    On the pool statistics page, these Tolokers are listed in the Interested in pool field.

    The Completed field shows the number of completed tasks. If the number is 0, it means the Toloker only opened a task but didn't complete it.

    Find Tolokers with a skill

    To find Tolokers by skill, use filters:

    1. Click Add filter.

    2. Scroll down and choose My skills or Choose global skill.

    3. Specify the skill and the required skill value.

    Filters for selecting Tolokers work the same way as in the pool. To learn more, see the Filters section.

  3. Hover over the skill line and click .

  4. Enter the new skill value.

  5. Click Save.

Editing the skill parameters

  1. Open the Skills page.

  2. Hover the cursor over the desired skill and click .

  3. Change the skill name, type, or description and click Save.

See also

For developers


Should I create a skill for every pool?

It is better to use one skill in a project. You can choose the way to calculate the skill:

  • Calculate the skill for each pool separately. The current skill value is the value of the skill in the pool the Toloker completed last. This option is convenient if:

    • The pools are intended for different groups of Tolokers (for example, there are filters by city or country).

    • Pools are started one by one and you don't want to take into account the responses in the previous pools to calculate the skill in the current pool.

    This calculation method is used by default when adding a quality control rule to a pool. For the control tasks block, leave the Recent control task responses to use field empty.

  • Calculate skill based on all tasks in a project This option is good if the pools are small and you don't need to have skill calculated for each pool.

    This option is available only for skills on control tasks. To use it, fill in the Recent control task responses to use field in pool quality control rules.

Can I use a skill beyond a particular pool or project and apply it to other projects as well?

Yes, of course — you can use the same skill for different projects. But most often, a skill is intended for a specific project. If the Toloker completes a certain task well, this doesn't mean that they will complete other ones successfully. Another disadvantage is that if you filter by skills that were set long ago, you will artificially limit the number of available Tolokers.

More than 500 Tolokers passed the training, but the training skill shows only 30.

The pool shows the total number of Tolokers that completed at least one assignment. A training skill can be lost over time if you set repeated training in the pool settings. This setting allows a Toloker to pass the training again after a certain period if the Toloker didn't complete any tasks in associated pools or if there was a large time gap between completing tasks (for example, because of the ban). The training skill displays the Tolokers who either recently completed training, or regularly complete your tasks so that the skill doesn't expire.