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Daylight Savings Time

Question asked by Lynn Cartan on Sep 30, 2017
Latest reply on Sep 30, 2017 by Ken Black

I just started to use Canvas this semester and I'm having trouble with the time zone setting, which affects when assignments and tests open and close for the students.  The school is in the Eastern Time zone and when I go into the settings for the courses, it is set as Eastern Time (US & Canada).   However, Eastern is listed as being UTC -5.   Due to Daylight Savings Time, we’re actually UTC -4 until November, at which time, the switch to UTC -5 occurs.   Canvas does not seem to either adjust for Daylight Savings automatically or to have an Eastern Daylight (vs. what appears to be Eastern Standard) option.  


So far my search for information has only turned up articles and questions on how to set a time zone, not on having it adjust for Daylight Savings.  Am I missing something obvious as to how to have my courses automatically adjust for Daylight Savings Time?   Or will I need to go in twice a year and manually adjust the time zone for each course?  


If anyone has any information, it would be greatly appreciated!