What determines the display language of the LMS365 (Learn365) user interface?

In LMS365 (Learn365), 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 go through what determines the language in which the user interface of LMS365 (Learn365) is displayed respectively, for the LMS365 (Learn365) Admin Center, LMS365 player, and LMS365 (Learn365) web parts (which controls the display language of the 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 (Learn365) Admin Center?

The LMS365 (Learn365) 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 (Learn365) Admin Center user interface by adjusting their browser settings.

If none of the languages in the user's browser settings are supported by LMS365 (Learn365), the LMS365 (Learn365) Admin Center will be shown in English (United States).

 

What controls the display language of the LMS365 player and LMS365 (Learn365) web parts?

The LMS365 player is the interface learners meet when they take courses and training plans. The display language of LMS365 (Learn365) web parts defines the language in which users see the 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 course catalogs, courses, and training plans are placed in SharePoint, the display language of the LMS365 player and LMS365 (Learn365) web parts is influenced by SharePoint settings.

The SharePoint rules determine the language in which a SharePoint site's user interface will be displayed. In this way, SharePoint settings will control the display language of the LMS365 player and LMS365 (Learn365) 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. Find detailed information on how to set the personal language in SharePoint in this Microsoft 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 catalog admin wants the LMS365 player, LMS365 (Learn365) web parts of the course catalog home page, of My Training Dashboard, and each course and training plan home page of a separate course catalog to be shown in one or more certain languages for the users, they can, therefore, ensure only this/these languages are set in the SharePoint site Language settings of this course catalog. 

To configure available languages in a SharePoint site, catalog admin will follow the steps:

1. From any page of the course catalog, select the Settings gear icon > Site contents > Site settings > Site Administration > Language settings > Show advanced settings.

This opens the list of all available languages. By default, all SharePoint sites are created with all available languages selected.

2. Select the checkboxes of the relevant languages and clear the checkboxes of those that aren't relevant.

If you don't require alternate languages and would like the user interface to always be displayed in the default language of the course catalog, clear the checkboxes of all available languages. The default language of the site is mentioned at the top of the page.

3. Select Save to apply the changes.

See this Microsoft documentation for more details.

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.

Find more information about how to configure settings in Microsoft Teams in this Microsoft documentation.

 

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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 supported by LMS365 (Learn365), the LMS365 (Learn365) 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 users 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 user logs out of the mobile app, this setting, however, will revert to the default language.

 

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