Adding Different Language Keyboards to Classroom Computers

With the current configuration of classroom computers, by default only the US English keyboard is installed.  Also, user settings are reset each time a user logs out.  This means that each time a user logs in they will need to install the keyboards they will use during that session.  The following are step-by-step instructions for doing just that:


Click the Windows button in the bottom-left corner of the screen, and choose Control Panel.



Double-click "Regional and Language Options".



Click the Keyboards and Languages tab, and then click "Change keyboards..."



Click the Add button.



Select the language of the keyboard you wish to add, then check the box next to the specific keyboard, and click OK.



Click OK to close the Text Services and Input Languages window, and then click OK to close the Regional and Language Options window.  Click the X to close the Control Panel.


To use the keyboard you just added, first open the application in which you need to type (i.e. Word, Excel, Firefox).  Then locate the Language bar close to the bottom-right corner of the screen (it should say "EN").  Click it and select the keyboard you'd like to use.



You can now start typing with that keyboard.