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Make Event Default Time 11:59pm rather than 12:00am

Make Event Default Time 11:59pm rather than 12:00am

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Right now.....

  • An event on the calendar has a default time of 12am on the date of the event.
  • An assignment has a default time of 11:59pm on the date the assignment is due.

 

This causes an inconsistent user experience when viewing Coming Up in the side bar.

 

If an assignment is due on May 8th it will show as Coming Up in the side bar until 11:59pm on May 8th.

If an event occurs on May 8th it will not show as Coming Up in the side bar after 12:00 am on May 8th.

Therefore, if a student logs in to Canvas the morning of May 8th, Coming Up in the side bar will list the Assignment due today but the Event occurring today will not be displayed.

28 Comments
kroeninm
Community Champion

I hadn't tested this out before, so I'm glad you mentioned it  @jlg65 ​.  Now I'm not sure I'm adding my events with the right times!  I tend to leave the default which may be problematic as you mention...  I'd love to see time/date consistent with the same type of pickers as are in the assignment setup.  Inconsistency can be difficult for me Smiley Happy 

- Melanie

jlg65
Community Participant

 @kroeninm I happened across the issue when investigating the benefit of using events vs ungraded assignment. I finally figured it out when the events were not displaying in Coming Up on the day I indicated they were due.  I completely agree that consistency across the product is important!!

Warm regards,

Jenn

canvas_admin
Community Champion

I'm glad to see this revived as my feature idea has been archived: 

biray
Community Champion

This idea has moved to the next stage and will be open for voting among the Canvas Community, from Wed. March 2, 2016 - Wed. June 1, 2016.

Check out this doc for additional details about how the voting process works!

jordan
Community Champion

A similar, yet more flexible idea has been added, here: " style="color: #2989c5; - which is suggesting that an institution might have the ability to set a default time instead of having Instructure/Canvas determine what the default time should be.

jlg65
Community Participant

Thanks!!

tsowers
Community Participant

yes, yes, a thousand times yes.  I fight this default time issue with faculty all the time.

biray
Community Champion

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Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team

This idea is one of the lucky ones that was selected to get a little more time for voting as part of our evolution of the feature idea process.   It was selected because of it's vote count and/or comment thread.  

*Selection criteria: Most (not all) ideas that received 70+ votes in their initial voting round.

siouxgeonz
Community Contributor

Design inconsistency is a bad thing!   I hope we can get this over the threshold.   (I'm wondering whether those votes down were the 'bug that makes an up vote go down,' too.   

alh245
Community Participant

great find Jenn

 @jlg65 ‌

jlg65
Community Participant

Thanks  @alh245 ‌!

mskoch
Community Member

Voted! I always recommend that our instructors use 11:59PM as the due time because many students were confused by the 12:00AM/PM time. It may be hard to believe but many thought 12:00PM meant midnight and vice versa.

jgraves
Community Participant

I cannot tell you how many online platforms I've seen in which 12:00 AM or PM creates problems. Either switch to military time (24:00 at the end of the day or 0:00 at the beginning of the next) or default to 11:59. It's so much clearer.

CraigOgden
Community Participant

Isn't this already implemented?  This should be closed not in "Open for Voting".

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

 @CraigOgden , I just tested to be sure. If no times are manually entered, the default time for an event is still 12am, whereas the default time for an assignment is still 11:59pm. As such, the idea is still open for voting.

don_bryn
Community Champion

It would be great if there were a class-time setting in the settings page and then the automatically applied time for events and assignments could be based on that time.   I realize this scenario doesn't apply to everyone, but would be perfect for me since virtually all of my assignments are due at the beginning of class.

megan_williams
Community Participant

What I'd really like is the ability for either my institution to set the default or for me to be able to set a default in my class.  I teach in a 9-12 boarding school.  12 Midnight is after lights out and NOT an acceptable time to turn in work.  My institution discourages us using the default time.  For me, a great default would be "start of class" on a given date, as my class times change every day.

CraigOgden
Community Participant

In that case why hasn't it. To change this would be changing at most 3 lines of code. 

No need to reply this was a rhetorical question. Just letting out some frustration.

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