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  1. Sakai
  2. SAK-42770

Assignment - Time Zone Picker Default

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      1. Log in as instructor
      2. Change time zone preference to non-server time zone (ex: Server time zone is EST and instructor is on PST; three hours later)
      3. Create an assignment
      4. The date/time picker for Open, Due and Accept Until fields will default to the current server time; not the current time based on instructor's account preference
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      Log in as instructor Change time zone preference to non-server time zone (ex: Server time zone is EST and instructor is on PST; three hours later) Create an assignment The date/time picker for Open , Due and Accept Until fields will default to the current server time; not the current time based on instructor's account preference

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      For instructor's outside server time zone, the default entry of the Assignment date/time picker is the current server time; not the current time as determined by instructor's time zone account preference. The instructor is able to go and correct to desired time and that is saved correctly but the default display could be confusing to users and a hassle for users who are in time zones that differ greatly from server time.

      Ex #1: Server time is EST. Instructor account preference is PST. Current time of server is 11am and instructor is at 8am. Instructor goes to create assignment. Date/time picker will enter 11am by default. 

      Ex #2: Server time is EST. Instructor account preference is Asia/Shangahi. Current time of server is 11am and instructor is 11pm. Instructor goes to create assignment. Date/time picker will enter 11am by default. Instructor could very easily miss that am/pm difference. This would be exacerbated even more if the instructor did assignment creation at 8am local time as this would cross international day line and server would be on different day.

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                  Soupcoff Marty Soupcoff
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