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How do I set a time zone for a course?

How do I set a time zone for a course?

All dates and times throughout a course are displayed according to the course time zone. Courses automatically default to the account time zone. However, as an instructor, you may be able to change the time zone for your course.

Note: Users can specify a time zone in their User Settings, which does not have any effect on the course time zone. If users have set a specific time zone in their User Settings, all course dates and times will display in their local time, but if they hover over the date and time, they can also see the course date and time.

Open Course Settings

Open Course Settings

In Course Navigation, click the Settings link.

Open Course Details

Open Course Details

Click the Course Details tab.

Set Course Time Zone

Set Course Time Zone

In the Time Zone drop-down menu, select a new time zone for your course.

Update Course Details

Update Course Details

Click the Update Course Details button.

View Course Time Zone

View Course Time Zone

View the time zone for your course.

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NOT your Canvas course.

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