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  • Updated on: Jan 06, 2022

    What languages does Canvas support?

    Language preferences can be set by the user, by the instructor in a specific course, or by the admin for the entire account. However, depending on the Canvas area, some language preferences can be overridden.

    If no language is set, Canvas defaults to English (United States).

    Canvas supports the following languages:

    • English—United States
    • Danish
    • German
    • English—Australia
    • English—United Kingdom
    • Spanish
    • French
    • Haitian Creole
    • Dutch
    • Norwegian—Bokmål
    • Norwegian—Nynorsk (crowd-sourced)
    • Polish
    • Portuguese
    • Portuguese—Brazil
    • Maori
    • Swedish
    • Turkish (crowd-sourced)
    • Russian
    • Armenian (crowd-sourced)
    • Hebrew (crowd-sourced)
    • Arabic
    • Persian (crowd-sourced)
    • Japanese
    • Chinese—simplified
    • Chinese—traditional
    • Korean (crowd-sourced)
  • If your institution has enabled Google Docs or Google Drive as a submission type, you can upload a file from Google Drive for an assignment. Unlike other assignment submissions, files from Google Drive are not uploaded into your Canvas user files.

    Canvas accepts Google Doc, Google Sheet, and Google Slide files. You can also upload any uploaded Word (.doc/.docx), Excel (.xls/.xlsx), PowerPoint (.ppt/.pptx), and PDF files not converted to Google Docs formatting.


    • If the Google Docs or Google Drive tab is not available in your submission, your institution has not enabled this feature.
    • If your course displays a link to your Google Drive in the Course Navigation Menu, your course has enabled Google Drive directly. Otherwise, you must enable Google Drive a web service in your user profile to upload Google Drive files.
    • In Google Drive assignments, you can only submit one file for your submission.
    • When Google Drive files (docs, sheets, and slides) are uploaded as a submission, the files convert to their Microsoft counterpart file types and appear in the submission as respective Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files. This conversion essentially preserves the submission in its current state; any changes made to the file in Google Drive will not be updated in the submission.
  • The Conferences page allows you to view all the conferences within a course. As a student, you can join conferences where you have been invited to participate.

    In student groups, you can create new conferences, start conferences, and manage concluded conferences.

    Note: Creating a conference is a course permission. If you cannot create a conference, your institution has restricted this feature.

  • You can start conferences that you have created for your group.