Set Time Zone
All dates and times throughout your Canvas courses are displayed according a course's respective time zone. However, you can set your own time zone for your user account and have your local time zone display throughout Canvas. Displaying dates in your local time may help you stay up to date on assignments and due dates, especially if your course time zone differs significantly from where you reside.
Students who are not in the eastern standard time zone should set their time zone to wherever they are currently located.
Note: (1) If you set a time zone in your user settings, you can always view the course time zone by hovering over any date and time in your course. The text will show both the local time and course time. (2) This does not apply to any users using mobile devices. Due dates here will automatically adjust to whatever WiFi location that phone or tablet is tapping into.
1. In Global Navigation, click the Account link , then click the Settings link .
2. Click the Edit Settings button located on the far right-hand side.
3. In the Time Zone drop-down menu, select a new time zone for your user account.
4. Click the Update Settings button.