Is there a way to translate my course into Spanish? If so, how is this done? Thanks for the help.

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I have several ELL students, two of which speak no English at all.  They are very bright students and they want to succeed in my course.  I am trying to find out how (if possible) to have Canvas translate my course work into Spanish from English.  


Thanks for your help



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Hi geologyguy (Love your handle, by the way!)

You can easily set your Canvas course to display all of the user interface in Spanish, How do I change the language preference for a course?

However, you will need to translate your own course content, including pages you create, and text you add, and any external files you have uploaded. Canvas cannot do that. There are lots of apps that can do that for you, some cost money; however, the easiest free tool is Google Translate, which is available from any browser.

Translate documents
  • On your computer, go to Google Translate.
  • At the top left, click Documents.
  • Click Browse your computer and find the file you want to translate.
  • To choose the language you want to translate to, at the top right, click the Down arrow .
  • Click Translate.

I hope this is helpful,


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