How do I change the language preference in my user account as an instructor?

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English is Canvas' language default, but you can choose to view the Canvas interface in another language.

Note: You have the option to change the language preference for your courses. If one of your courses is set to a different language (most often for a foreign language course), the course language will override the language in your user settings.

Open User Settings

Open User Settings

In Global Navigation, click the Account link [1], then click the Settings link [2].

Edit Settings

Edit Settings

Click the Edit Settings button.

Select Language

Select Language

In the Language drop-down menu, choose your preferred language.

Update Settings

Update Settings

Click the Update Settings button.

View Preferred Language

View Preferred Language

View Canvas in your preferred language.

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