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Need a Language Other Than English?

You can see Blackboard Learn in different languages and cultural norms by changing the language pack. Language packs are set at the system level, the course level, and at the user level.

At the system level, your institution defines one language pack as the system default. This is the language that appears when no other language packs are set at the course level or at the user level.

At the course level, the instructor sets a language pack. If the language pack is enforced, everyone sees that language pack. If the language pack is not enforced, you can set your language pack to another language when available. Your language pack preference overrides the course language pack when the course language pack in not enforced.

At the user level, individuals may select their preferred language pack.

To view this site in other languages, select the language in the upper-right corner of the page.

How to Set a Language Pack Preference

  1. Click the global navigation menu link—the arrow next to your name in the page header—at the top of the page.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click Personal Information.
  4. Click Change Personal Settings.
  5. Use the drop-down menu to select a language pack.
  6. Click Submit.

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(Language preference settings remain in the same location regardless of which language you select.)

The Check Spelling Tool and Language Packs

The check spelling tool supports English (United States), English (Great Britain), French, and Spanish. The check spelling tool does not work with other language packs. If the check spelling tool does not recognize the language pack, it uses a supported dictionary.