Becky Anderson

Daylight Savings Time is Ending. Your Assignments Might Be Affected.

Blog Post created by Becky Anderson Employee on Oct 26, 2016

The LaunchPad family of products (LaunchPad, LaunchPad Solo, and Writer’s Help) all have a quirk when Daylight Savings Time starts and ends that causes assignments aligned with the system’s internal clock to shift by an hour. As a result, for any assignments due after 11/5/16 for fall 2016 courses, make the due time an hour later than actually desired (so that when we gain an hour, the due time will become earlier). (I would recommend you wait until Nov. 6th, say after breakfast, to see the impact on your due times and make the changes then.) In addition, make sure you use a computer that is set to the same time zone as the course to edit assignment due dates/times.


If you live somewhere that DOESN'T change times, please note that if your computer DOES change times, this will still impact you and you should adjust your assignment due times. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Customer Support team. 


Also, don’t forget to set your clocks back too!