Creating Content in Multiple Languages via the Multi-language Selector

Discover how to user your platform’s multi-language selector

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March 19th, 2019

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Using the Multi-language Selector

By default, when you’re creating text content in your platform, the content will be the same in all languages, but you can also create the same content in multiple languages in case your users are accessing the platform in various languages.

For example, if you have learners in the United States and learners in France, you can create the same content in both English and French, rather than duplicating and tracking two different pieces of content.

To create the same content in multiple languages, press the globe icon in the Select fields language section. Then, switch the Assign same content to all languages toggle from green to grey to disable this option. In the language dropdown menu that appears below, find the language for which you want to create the custom content, then press the A icon in the language’s row (anywhere in the language’s row).

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In the slideout panel, you will see that new fields for that language appear. Fill out the fields for the language, then repeat this process for any language in which you want the content to appear in the platform. When you’ve added content for all of the desired languages, press Submit.

In the languages dropdown menu (access from the globe icon), languages in which this content has been created are marked with a blue A icon, rather than a grey one.

Please Note: when using this tool, note that you will need to keep your default language in mind. When you switch the platform’s default language via the Localization tool, you will then need to go back and add translations into the previous default language. For example, if your platform has English as the default language, and you add translations into English and several languages, but then you later change the platform default language to Italian, you will then need to go back and add translations in English in order for content to still appear to users using English in the platform.

Where can I use the Multi-language Selector?

This multi-language selector can be used in the following areas of your platform: