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How do I view Blackboard Learn in another language?

You can see Blackboard Learn in different languages by changing the language pack. Language packs may be set at three levels: the system level, the course level, and the user level.

System Level

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

Course Level

At the course level, instructors can set a different language pack. If the language pack is enforced, everyone sees that language pack. (For example, a Spanish class might force all users to view the course material in Spanish). If the language pack is not enforced, you can set your language pack to another language, if available. Your language pack preference overrides the course language pack if the course language pack is not enforced.

User Level

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

Can I get help on this site in other languages?

Yes. Blackboard translates the help for some products into other languages. To view the help that is available in your language, select an option in the upper-right corner of this page. At present, you should see English (US).

How do I change the language pack?

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

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

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.

Related Tutorials    video  Changing the Course Language Pack (YouTube video | 1m 17s)

ULTRA: How do I change the language pack?

At this time, the Ultra experience is not available in languages other than US English. We expect additional languages to be supported in 2017.