Setting Up Language Specific Courses

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Applies to: Starter, Pro, Plus, & Enterprise Plans

Absorb LMS' user interface can currently be translated to 25 different languages, but did you know that language-specific courses can also be offered for self-enrollment in the catalog the user's configured language? This is possible using Absorb's course self-enrollment rules. 


User Profile

If you take a look at any user in your system, you'll see a LANGUAGE field in the Details tab. This field can be selected by an admin when adding or editing a user, and can also be configured by the user themselves when using the EDIT PROFILE functionality in the learner interface. Please note: this field does not pre-determine the language translation selected for the learner. They will see your portal default upon first visit and will have the option to select any of the other available languages for your portal. 


Course Setup

When enabling self-enrollment for your course, you can also set up availability rules to specify exactly who will be able to self-enroll in this course from your course catalog. You'll notice here that LANGUAGE can be selected as a filter. You could set up a rule to only allow users with "Language Equals French" (note that you'll want to use the English translation for the language - i.e. French, not Francais). Any users created with French selected as a language, or those that have changed their language in the learner interface to French, would be the only ones that see this course in their catalog. Note: any users enrolled in these courses by other means will still see them in their My Courses page.

 

  

Allowing Learners To Select Their Language

Admins with access to edit learners will always be able to change languages, but if you'd like to grant your learners the ability to change their own languages, any system admin can do so in PORTAL SETTINGS > USER PROFILE:

 


How It All Comes Together

To demonstrate this in action, take a look at this sample catalog in the learner interface. You'll see that a user with English selected as their language will not see the course but, if the user has selected the French language, they will have access to self-enroll in the course:

 

     

 

 This is a great way to offer language variations of your course content to learners of different dialects!

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