How do I change the language preference in my user account as a student?
English is Canvas' language default, but you can choose to view the Canvas interface in another language.
- Instructors have the option to change the language preference for their courses. If you enroll in a course where the instructor has made this change (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
In Global Navigation, click the Account link , then click the Settings link .
Click the Edit Settings button.
In the Language drop-down menu, choose your preferred language.
Click the Update Settings button.
View Preferred Language
View Canvas in your preferred language.