Creating a Variation in the same language as your Master Course

When creating Variations, you need to also create a Variation that is the same language as the Master so that your content is available to your learners in its original language – e.g. if your Master course is in English, you’ll also need to create an English variation.

You won’t need to follow the same translation process as other languages to do this. Instead, you can manually create a Variation and then leave it untranslated. 

Because this Variation has not had its text replaced via a translation, it will continue to inherit its text from the Master. This means that if you need to make a change or addition to the Master Course, the original language Variation will inherit this change. There’s no need to update it or recreate it. To find out more about the relationship between Master Courses and Variations, see Feature Focus: Master Courses and Variations.

Creating the Variation

If you have a Master Course in English and you would like to create an English Variation of that Master, you would do the following:

1. Go to Variations Manager:


2. Select Make new Variations:


3. Then select Manually enter project names:


4. Select the language that the Master has been created in. In this example, the Master is in English, so you would choose English from the dropdown menu:


5. Then select Create Variations to start creating that Variation:


6. Once the Variation has been built, your English Variation will appear in Variations Manager:



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