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

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

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

Note: Instructors have the option to change the language preference for their courses. If you are observing a student in a course where the instructor has made this change (most often for a foreign language course), the course language will override your selected language.

Open Account Settings

Open Account 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

To choose your preferred language, click the Language drop-down menu. You can view a list of supported languages in Canvas.

Update Settings

Update Settings

Click the Update Settings button.

View Preferred Language

View Canvas in your preferred language.

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