Language preferences can be set by the user, the instructor in a specific course, or the admin for the entire account. However, depending on the Canvas area, some language preferences can be overridden.
Language translations are either professionally translated and maintained by Instructure or translated through crowdsourcing. Crowdsourced translations may be incomplete and items that have not been translated will display in English (United States).
If no language is set, Canvas defaults to English (United States).
Canvas supports the following languages:
Arabic (العربية) *
French—Canadian (Français Canada)
Haitian Creole (Kreyòl Ayisyen)
Maori (Reo Māori)
Norwegian—Bokmål (Norsk Bokmål)
Norwegian—Nynorsk (Norsk Nynorsk)#
Persian / Farsi (فارسی)*#
Portuguese—Brazil (Português do Brasil)
Simplified Chinese (简体中文)
Traditional Chinese (繁體中文)
* These languages support right-to-left interface functionality.
# These languages are translated via crowdsourcing.