Choose language for the LMS365 user interface

In LMS365, there are several factors that determine the language of the elements on the screen that users interact with, such as navigation items, web parts, menus, etc.

In this article, we will go through what determines the language in which the user interface of LMS365 is displayed respectively, for the LMS365 Admin Center, LMS365 Course Player, and LMS365 web parts (which controls the display language of the LMS365 course catalog home page, My Training Dashboard, as well as course and training plan home pages), LMS365 app for Microsoft Teams, and LMS365 mobile app.

 

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What controls the display language of the LMS365 Admin Center?

The LMS365 Admin Center will be displayed to admins depending on the individual browser settings of the admin in question. This means it is up to the individual admin to configure the language of the LMS365 Admin Center user interface by adjusting their browser settings.

If none of the languages in the user's browser settings are translated in LMS365, the LMS365 Admin Center will be shown in English (United States).

 

What controls the display language of the LMS365 Course Player and the LMS365 web parts?

The LMS365 Course Player is the interface learners meet when they are taking courses and, for example, interact with learning modules and quizzes. The display language of the LMS365 web parts defines the language in which users see the LMS365 course catalog home page, My Training Dashboard, and each course and training plan home page. 

When you create a course catalog, you select the default language. The course catalog's default language settings define the default language of the courses and training plans in it. 

However, as LMS365 course catalogs, courses, and training plans are placed in SharePoint site(s), the display language of the LMS365 Course Player and the LMS365 web parts is influenced by SharePoint settings, and SharePoint's rules determine the language which a SharePoint site's user interface will be displayed in. In this way, SharePoint settings will control the display language of the LMS365 Course Player and the LMS365 web parts of the course catalog home page, My Training Dashboard, and each course and training plan home page.

The language of a SharePoint site's user interface may depend on several factors:

  • The Language settings of the SharePoint site.
  • The personal language settings in the user's Office profile.
  • The user's browser settings.

The following rules determine the language in which the user interface is displayed to the user:

1. The language preferences that are stored in the user's Office profile. If any of the languages in the user's personal language settings are enabled in the Language settings of the SharePoint site, the user interface will be shown in this language.

If the user changes the language settings, it takes some time before the updated language preferences are applied. Please find detailed information on how to set the personal language in SharePoint in Microsoft's documentation.

2. If no language preference is defined in the user's Office profile, or if none of these languages is enabled in the Language settings of the SharePoint site, the language preferences stored in the user's web browser will be applied if this language is enabled in the Language settings of the SharePoint site.

If users change browser language preference, they should reopen the browser session.

3. If no language preferences are defined in the user's Office profile and none of the languages from the language preferences stored in the user's web browser is enabled in the Language settings of the SharePoint site, the default SharePoint site language will be displayed.

As you see, the available languages in the SharePoint site will have great control over the language in which the user interface of the course catalogs is shown.

If you want to ensure that the LMS365 Course Player and LMS365 web parts of the course catalog home page, My Training Dashboard, and each course and training plan home page is shown in one or more certain languages, you can, therefore, ensure only this/these languages are available in the SharePoint site(s). 

To configure available languages in a SharePoint site, do the following:

By default, all SharePoint sites are created with All Available Languages selected. 

If you do not require alternate language(s) and would like the user interface to always be displayed in the default language of the course catalog, course, or training plan, you need to uncheck All Available Languages via SharePoint's Settings gear icon > Site contents > Site settings > Language settings > Show advanced settings > Uncheck all the languages. Save the applied changes. Please see Microsoft's documentation for more details.

In this way, LMS365 web parts will not be influenced by other language settings.

The changes applied from any page in the course catalog affect the language display of the learner user interface in the whole course catalog.

 

What controls the display language of the LMS365 app for Microsoft Teams?

When the LMS365 app is viewed from the Microsoft Teams desktop client (either from a desktop or mobile device), the language displayed will be the language that the user has chosen as the App Language from the Microsoft Teams app settings.

Please find more information about how to configure settings in Microsoft Teams here.

 

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When viewed from a web browser, the individual browser settings of the user in question will determine the language in which the LMS365 app is shown in. If none of the languages in the user's browser settings is translated in LMS365, the LMS365 Admin Center will be shown in English (United States).

 

What controls the display language of the LMS365 mobile app?

From the Default Language section of the Mobile Configuration page, you can either select the default language of the app for all learners or select that the language of the user's device will determine the language of the app. If the LMS365 mobile app is not translated into the language of the device, it will automatically be shown in English (United States).

Users can change the language of the LMS365 mobile app from the Settings tab of the app. This will overrule the default language selected by the admin. When the learner logs out of the mobile app, this setting, however, will revert to the default language.

 

 

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