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All course events displayed in Moodle (e.g. assignment submission dates) use the UK timezone by default.  This can be a little confusing if you are studying or working in a different timezone, and errors can occur when converting these times to your local timezone.

Instead, with a small change to your profile settings, it is possible for Moodle to automatically convert and display these to your local timezone:

  1. Click on your name in the top right hand corner of the screen and select Profile from the drop down menu.
  2. In the User Details section click on Edit profile.
  3. Scroll down to the Timezone option. If it needs to be changed click on it and select your nearest location from the list. For UK time it should be set to Server timezone (Europe/London).
  4. Save your changes by scrolling to the bottom of the screen and pressing Update profile.


Double check:

Have you selected the correct timezone?   You may wish to double check, since an incorrect timezone may lead you to miss course deadlines!


Your profile change will only alter the dates / times provided by the system, and only you will be able to see them in this format.  Dates and times typed into Moodle by a member of staff will likely refer to the default UK timezone.

Should you need to query a deadline with a member of staff, do bear in mind that they will be working with their own timezone settings – to avoid confusion, you may wish to use the ‘Server timezone (Europe/London)’ times in such conversations.

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