Assignments not showing properly

Lori Burch shared this problem 3 years ago
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Caren Bowling has reported that she posted an assignment on Monday, Oct. 19. Various students could not see the assignment. One student could see it, but it was posted on Sunday. Other students had to go to Dashboard/Algebra/Content and see the assignment that way as it was not on their dashboard.

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Thanks for the report. I'm looking into why they would not show up on the dashboard when they do show up in the course page.


As far as showing up on the wrong date - is there a chance some of the kids have been messing with their timezone settings?

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There are a handful of apps we are hunting down that require the kids to change the timezone settings/year/date/etc... Sounds like a possibility at the high school as well.

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Assignments default to being due at 4:00pm, so having an incorrect timezone usually doesn't change what day they land on for the calendar. But several of Caren's assignments were set to 1:00am Central Time, which is 11pm on the previous day if the timezone is set to Pacific Time.

I will look into why assignments might get the 1:00am time instead of 4:00pm like usual.

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Thanks, I am having Caren check the time zone of the device she posted from.

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Her time zone was correct on the device she posted from. The student's time zone was an hour off and she fixed it. Not sure why it showed an entire day unless it was because she posted so late.

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I had this issue again this morning and had to send an email out for students to switch to month view. I checked the iPad and the date/time was correct. The only thing I did notice was that the student was on Guest instead of our wireless network. The teacher posted this assignment this morning and it appeared correctly for all but three students, so probably an issue on our end.

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Do you remember the assignment name or the students who were having an issue? I can double check to see if it's the same issue as before or if its something new.

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Just a heads up, the time zone matters on the students device, not the teachers.

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I put in several more checks to make sure that assignments are not assigned to the 12:01am time slot accidentally, which is what was causing it to show up on the wrong days for students if their time zone was off. I'm going to close this thread, but feel free to reply if you see this happen again for new assignments.