Canvas Guides (en)Canvas Instructor Guide Profile and User SettingsHow do I set a time zone in my user account as an instructor?

How do I set a time zone in my user account as an instructor?

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.

Note: 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.

Open User Settings

Open User Settings

In Global Navigation, click the Account link [1], then click the Settings link [2].

Edit Settings

Edit Settings

Click the Edit Settings button.

Set User Time Zone

Set User Time Zone

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

Update Settings

Update Settings

Click the Update Settings button.

View Time Zone

View Time Zone

View the time zone for your user account.