I created an assignment with a due date of 12am on Saturday July 30. When I saved the assignment, it changed it to 11:59pm on Saturday July 30
Hi Local Teacher2...
Hmmm...that doesn't sound right. I just tested this in my own sandbox course, and I was able to replicate the same thing. Even saving the assignment and then going back to edit it did not correct the time on its own. Have you tried reaching out to the folks at Instructure's Help Desk about this? You can do this by clicking on the "Help" icon on the left side of your screen, and then clicking on "Report a Problem". Before you do that, however, be sure that you are on the assignment screen where you are experiencing the issue. When you submit the ticket, it will send some additional metadata along with your ticket (that you won't see) so that a technician can better assist you.
Hope this helps!
I can also confirm this issue on our instance of Canvas. It's odd, though. I can set it to 12:01am and it'll keep that, but 12:00am or 12am immediately change to 11:59pm when I change fields and click outside of it. I've never seen this happen before, though most of the due dates we set are 11:59pm, so it makes sense that we wouldn't have noticed it.
This is just my theory, but I would guess that this was put in because people were entering 12am and expecting students to have the entire day to submit without the submissions being considered late (they mistook is for the follow day). I've seen many assignments phrased to say "Due on Sunday by midnight" where they were implying that it would actually be that Monday at 12am.
It looks like this is far from an isolated incident, and I don't recall seeing any documentation describing this, so I would highly recommend following Chris Hofer's advice and submit a ticket to Instructure Support. You could also provide the link to this thread so they can see from our reports that it is confirmed to occur on more than just your instance of Canvas.
Hello, Local Teacher2. We haven't heard from you in a while. Did you ultimately submit a ticket to Canvas Support, and if so, what did they report?
Greetings! Did you submit a Help ticket about this issue?
Hey Local Teacher2,
We've suggested contacting Canvas support for an official response on this one. For now I will mark this question as "assumed answered" but please let us know of any updates.
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