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

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

Notes:

  • 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.
  • If you change your language or locale preferences, the Calendar week start date may also change. Certain languages or locales change the Calendar week start date to Monday.

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 Canvas in your preferred language.