Language Customization: Which strings are seen by students??

In a recent post on forums one of the Moodler asked a question about changing the language strings which are visible to students only. He doesn’t wants to change the strings which are visible to administrators or teachers.

Moodle Community Sites Manager, Helen Foster shared a link about the translation priority page which gives a letter based priority grade to every file or file group in a language pack.

The link which was shared by her was : which was having the lists of the components with strings visible to students.

The priority is described as:

  • FIRST, make sure langconfig is properly set up.
  • Priority A: These files should be translated. This category includes files with mostly strings which are visible for students.
  • Priority B: These strings are used for teacher views or strings for less often used parts of Moodle.
  • Priority C: These strings are mostly admin or modules that are not often enabled on sites.
Language Customization
Language Customization

So, in case if you are also trying to change any language string for your students then you can follow the same translation priority page.


  1. Forum post:
  2. Translation priority:
  3. Langconfig :

Jaswinder Singh

Jaswinder Singh, passionate about using Moodle in improving the Indian Education System and reaching the students in far flung areas where still education seems to be a impossible prospect of life. He is the author of the popular Moodle Book "How to use Moodle 2.7". In October 2016, Jaswinder was elected as the Moodle User's Association Committee member - the first to make it from India.

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