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If you have users across the world, or even just users who speak languages other than your site's default language, you may want to localise your site.

You can set a default location and timezone for your site, which can be useful if your learners are all based in the same region. However, if you have international users, chances are learners will want to use their own country and timezone. Instead of manually configuring this for each user, you can allow users to pick the right timezone themselves. This means that deadlines, forum posts, seminar dates and more will all display the correct time.

You may also want to make your site available in multiple languages, which can be accessed from the language dropdown list. You can install all of the language packs you require for your users, then allow users to select their own language, or autodetect the appropriate language based on users' browsers. You can also change specific words within each language pack to ensure that site navigation is intuitive in any language.

By exploring these settings, you can give your users the flexibility to use your site in their native language, significantly improving the user experience.

Totara Academy

The Totara Academy has a course dedicated to Localisation in Totara. Here you can learn more on how to localise your system, see best practice, and give it a go yourself.

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