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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-31733

For Administrators to disable, or enable, the ability for Teachers to 'Force language' in Course settings

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Deferred
    • Affects Version/s: 2.3
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Administration, Language
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    • Environment:
      All.
    • Database:
      Any
    • Testing Instructions:
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      Test should be: "Can the Force language setting be removed from the Course settings page".
      I am more than happy to test this development

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      Test should be: "Can the Force language setting be removed from the Course settings page". I am more than happy to test this development
    • Workaround:
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      If a simple workaround is possible, e.g. by altering a config file, this would be a good short-term solution

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      If a simple workaround is possible, e.g. by altering a config file, this would be a good short-term solution
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_23_STABLE

      Description

      The Course Settings allows a Teacher to "Force language".
      This can cause major problems with helpdesk and support on sites that are multilingual (in situations when the support people cannot read the language that has been forced by the Teacher).

      Moodle has the 'Language autodetect' feature, and the 'Language menu' option, so having the ADMINISTRATOR LEVEL OPTION to disable the ability for Teachers to 'Force language' at a Course level is OK.

      Suggest a checkbox is added to the Language > Language settings page, that allows the Site Administrator to Enable / Disable the 'Force language' option to appear in Course settings for Teachers.

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              Assignee:
              yairspielmann Yair Spielmann
              Reporter:
              stuartrmealor Stuart R Mealor
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              Component watchers:
              Andrew Nicols, Dongsheng Cai, Huong Nguyen, Jun Pataleta, Michael Hawkins, Shamim Rezaie, Simey Lameze, David Mudrák (@mudrd8mz), Helen Foster, Víctor Déniz Falcón
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