The default time zone for NWU's instance of Canvas is the Central Time Zone. This means that when a totally new user views dates and times generated through Canvas tools like Due Dates in Assignments or in the Calendar—they will view these times as they appear in the Central Time Zone.
Students can identify the time zone they're in, and the system will translate times that are set up in Canvas into their time zone when they view those dates. When a student changes their time zone to Mountain Time, it means that an assignment that is due at Noon CT will appear as 11am MT. It doesn't change the actual time the assignment is due, it just translates it into their time zone.
Faculty as well can set the time zone they are in for their convenience. If faculty change their time zone to Mountain Time, they may need to adjust Assignment due dates and times so they display correctly in Central Time. In other words, if an assignment should be due at 11:59 pm CT, they will need to set the Due time to 10:59 pm MT.
How Do I Change My Time Zone?
If you want to see assignments’ due dates in your time zone on your course calendar, syllabus section, and weekly modules here are the steps:
In your global navigation menu select Account, and open Settings
Select Edit Settings
In the Time Zone drop-down menu select a new time zone
Click the Update Settings button
View the time zone for your user account