Playlists in Multiple Languages

This article will summarise how you can use playlists with courses in multiple languages

Playlists in multiple languages will enable the distribution of content across several markets quickly and easily. This feature allows for a clean UI/UX experience for all learners by delivering courseware based on their device language settings.

If the learner has a device language that isn't configured the original version of the courses will show instead

We will discuss a couple of scenarios below on how to set up Playlists in multiple languages.

This feature does not have automatic save, any changes you will need to save by clicking "save all changes" to the right of your screen

Adding a course to a Playlist that does not have any linked translations

This scenario will show you the steps to setting up a playlist when you are yet to have any linked translations for the original courses in the new Playlist. 

 

Step 1 - Add your courses

Head to the "playlists" tab under the "courses" section

Add a new playlist, making sure you give it a title and description

Then you can click "Add courses to this playlist" this will open your course library for you to choose the courses you want to add to the playlist.

Step 2 - Add a translation

Navigate to the translations tab and click on "Add a translation"

If this is the first time you are translating a course you will need to pick the original course's language, then you can choose the language you want to have as the translation.

Translate from will only be required upon the first translation to specify the original language of the course. This is the version the user’s device would fall back if there is not a translation of the playlist that matches the user’s device language.

If you have already chosen the original course's language then you will see this screen instead:

Once you have chosen your translation language you can then select "Add translation"

 

Step 3 - Check the configurations of your translation

Check the Playlist Title, Completion Message, and Playlist Description which are all editable fields. If one of these is not translated, this will be because the original version of the course is missing this element (for title and description) or the completion message hasn't been configured on the branding tab. Find out more about general Playlist configurations here.

You can edit these specifically for this translated version of the course from this page. Otherwise, you will need to delete the translation that just was created and re-translate when you have updated the original version of the course or the branding tab on the playlist.

 

Step 4 - Identify the courses that need to be translated

On the 'translations tab' or the 'courses' tab an icon will indicate if there is a course that is missing a translation. 

If you see this indicator you will need to head back to the original course and translate it into the relevant language, this can be done via the 'more' tab of the course. We have AI translation and manual translation available. 

Once the translation of the course is complete, go back to the Playlist and confirm that the translations match. The red indicator will have turned green to confirm that this course contains the translated versions in all playlist languages.

 

Adding a course to a Playlist that does have linked translations

This scenario will show you the steps to setting up a playlist when you are yet to have any linked translations for the original courses in the new Playlist. 

Step 1 - Add your courses

Head to the "playlists" tab under the "courses" section

Add a new playlist, making sure you give it a title and description

Then you can click "Add courses to this playlist" this will open your course library for you to choose the courses you want to add to the playlist.

When you are adding your courses, you only see the original version the course in the library, but don't worry the other linked translations are still there!

 

Step 2 - Add a translation

Navigate to the translations tab and click on "Add a translation"

If this is the first time you are translating a course you will need to pick the original course's language, then you can choose the language you want to have as the translation.

Translate from will only be required upon the first translation to specify the original language of the course. This is the version the user’s device would fall back if there is not a translation of the playlist that matches the user’s device language.

If you have already chosen the original course's language then you will see this screen instead:

Once you have chosen your translation language you can then select "Add translation"

 

Step 3 - Check the configurations of your translation

Check the Playlist Title, Completion Message, and Playlist Description which are all editable fields. If one of these is not translated, this will be because the original version of the course is missing this element (for title and description) or the completion message hasn't been configured on the branding tab. Find out more about general Playlist configurations here.

You can edit these specifically for this translated version of the course from this page. Otherwise, you will need to delete the translation that just was created and re-translate when you have updated the original version of the course or the branding tab on the playlist.

 

Step 4 - identify the translated playlists

Check the 'courses' and 'translations' pages to make sure that you see the green tick that identifies all the courses in the playlist are translated

 

If a learner's device language is supported in the playlist translations, they will see the playlist that matches their device language. If it doesn't match a supported playlist language they will see the original version of the courses instead.