How do time zones work in Canvas?

Time zones in Canvas are available in three different flavors, and should be configured accordingly in order to display the correct time.

System-wide time zone: This is the default time zone set by the Canvas administrators that applies to all courses within an account (root-account setting).

Course time zone: This time zone setting can be changed per course to suit the needs of the teaching team; otherwise it will follow what is the default system-wide time zone

Personal time zone: This time zone setting should be configured by users in order to accurately scale and display the course's time zone to their own locale time.

Note: To see an assignment's original time zone/due date, hover over the time and due date to see both times and dates.

Time Zone Hover


How to update course time zone

How to update your personal time zone