Wanna translate your Moodle courses in other languages – Check out this awesome guide #Opensource #Moodle

Moodle natively is not having any capabilities to translate any course content in other languages. However there are bmore than 120 language packs for different languages around the world, But the course creator/teacher has to create the course content in multiple languages.

Marco Cevoli, the Moodle community member has shared an awesome guide with the community in a forum thread about translating your course contents to another language using the open source tools. Marco makes maximum leverage of the Moodle course backup system in translating the course.

Wanna translate your Moodle courses in other languages - Check out this awesome guide #Opensource #MoodleIn order to fully translate a Moodle course, you need to translate several elements:

  • interface
  • system messages
  • course content
  • files (images, videos, attached documents, etc.)

The workaround suggested by Marc consists of following 5 steps:

  • export the course through Moodle’s backup feature
  • convert the relevant content to XLIFF
  • translate these XLIFFs externally
  • convert them back to XML, and
  • restore the translated package as a new course.

You can check out the original translation guide here and share your feedback about the guide with Marco in this Moodle forum thread.

What are the other tools which can be used to translate one Moodle course into other language? Share your creative innovations in the comments section below.

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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  • Thanks, Jaswinder, for mentioning our tutorial! Kind regards from Spain.

    • Thanks Marco, Indeed it was a great guide and I am glad that I can share such a nice resource with moodle community.