Canvas - Setting a Time Zone in Canvas [UW-Madison]

In this document, we'll explain how to modify your Time Zone setting in Canvas

Time Zones in Canvas

  • In Canvas, dates and times are displayed according to the time zone set by the course.
  • At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, these are displayed in Central Time, and do not change depending on location.
  • Therefore, learners studying out-of-state may adjust their time zone in Canvas to match their local clocks.
  • This will change the display time, but not any course settings. Due dates and other course events will remain the same.
Note: Assignments will still be due at the time/date they are set in the Central Time Zone. You can view default times by hovering your cursor over a date and time in your course.

Setting a Time Zone for your Canvas account

  1. Navigate to Account > Settings
    Select "settings"
  2. Select Edit Settings. Depending on your screen dimensions, it may be on the right-hand side of the screen, or the bottom.
    Select "Edit Settings"
  3. Time Zone will be displayed at the bottom of the window that appears.
  4. Select time zone from drop-down and select Update Settings
    Select "update settings"
  5. Confirm that your time zone has been changed successfully.

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Created2020-04-22 11:37:33Updated2023-04-10 12:52:17
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