Learn@UW/D2L - Providing Access to Language Packs
This document is for Site Administrators only.
Multiple language packs are available. This document addresses permissions that need to enabled and and form elements that need to be set to use languages in various ways.
The available language packs are:
- English (Canada)
- English (United Kingdom)
- French (Canada)
- Portuguese (Brazil)
- Spanish (Latin America)
- US English
- Simplified Chinese
- Traditional Chinese
They are displayed in the drop-down for Locale:
Note the following:
Permissions to 'Manage Locales' permissions are available only at the org level and should be reserved for administrators. These permissions enable the 'Manage Locales' actions in the 'My Admin Tools' and set defaults for the org.
The 'Preferences' permission "Change Preferred Locale in My Preferences" allows users to set their own preference for the time zone and language they wish to use in the Learning Environment.
The 'Manage Courses' permission "Change Locale" is required at the course offering level for instructors to be able to set the language used by the system to display a course by default. The permission "Force Locale" is required at the course offering level for instructors to be able to force users to view a course in a specific language.
Use of the above permissions requires that the 'Course Offering Information' screen display the form elements "Locale" and "Force Locale." Instructors use these fields on the 'Course Offering Information' screen to select the language (locale) and force use of that language.
The 'Manage Languages' permissions allow users to edit language packs. Such changes affect the language pack for the entire org. Ordinarily, such permissions should only be granted to administrators or to a special role that might be created for trained instructors who have a need to create a modified copy of an existing language pack.