When a user selects a language in the Learner Portal, buttons and navigation items are automatically translated to match the user's choice.
To provide a comprehensive multilingual experience in the LMS, administrators can configure a single Course to have multiple versions based on the selected language. This can be achieved through the Course edit view > Translation Overrides tab, and by creating lessons in multiple languages.
Each Course version must include unique lessons tailored to the supported language.
As learners access the course in the Learner Portal, they see only the lessons available in the chosen language.
If a user changes their language preference, the lessons corresponding to the new selection are displayed.
Create a Lesson for a Specific Language
Go to Learning > click Lessons > click New
In the Overview tab, give this Lesson a Title. When naming the lesson there are two recommended options:
- Name the lesson in the native language; as it should appear in the Learner Portal
- Example: Curso 101
- Retain an original, base language title, with a callout to the translation
- Example: Course 101 (Español)
Option 1 is generally easier for learners and Option 2 is often used to prioritize the Administrator’s experience of organizing the Lessons and their content.
In the Details tab, select the corresponding Language.
Create a Language-Specific Version of a Course
Once a language-specific lesson has been created, the Course can be customized to reflect the learner’s language selection.
Go to Learning > click Courses > select an existing course
Then, select the Translation overrides tab.
Select one of the supported languages and click to Enable the override.
Provide a translation for the Title, Description, and other necessary fields included on this page. Additional fields include the video, various button texts, the instructor list, and Final Course Survey.
If this course uses an eLearning Package, then scroll to the bottom of the page and select a translated package for this language. The selected package only appears in the Learner Portal when the corresponding language is selected by the user.
In the Content tab, select the same Language.
Click Add Existing Lesson. Search for the lesson in the corresponding language and click Add.
Select a new language and observe that the previously added lesson isn’t shown. Selecting a new language only shows lessons in that language.
Admins may create as many course versions as necessary to support all languages enabled in the User Portal.