Updating Text Translation for multiple students

Use this page to turn on the translation tool for multiple students.

Students can use the tool to translate any on-screen HTML text, including third-party websites and our own instructional and assessment content. While they won’t be able to translate the audio files, they can translate any text on the screen including eNotes, online content links, close reading passages, and transcripts. If students translate text into Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, or Arabic, they can also hear the translation read aloud in that language, or in English. 

The World Languages courses are the only courses that cannot be translated using our tool, as this would largely reduce the efficacy of language learning courses.

Frequently Asked Questions:
If students translate text on screen, can they also use the text-to-speech tool to listen to the translated text?
Yes, if students have both the translation tool and the text-to-speech tool enabled, they can use both of them for any text on screen. The languages that can be read-aloud are: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Arabic.
Which languages do we support with our translation tool?

We currently translate English text into Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bosnian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino (Tagalog), Finnish, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kurdish, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Maori, Marathi, Nepali, Norwegian, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Shona, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, and Yoruba.

Are there courses for which text translation does not work?
Text translation does not work for eDynamic Learning, CTE, or World Language courses.


To follow the steps listed below, you will need to have "Edit Students" checked under Student Accounts. To validate your permissions, click here.

Need to know how to access this page? View the steps here.

  1. Under More and Update Student Options, click Text Translation


    Your action bar may look different based on your permissions.

  2. Select the radio button to Enable or Disable Text Translation for the students, then click Save.
  3. A confirmation screen will show the change was made successfully. Click OK

    If Disabled was selected, then the confirmation page will say "Disabled."