Time zones

Outschool displays all times across the website in your local timezone. This includes class times, schedule request times, and Classroom post times, among others. We determine your time zone from the time zone of your web browser.  You can override that by setting your location on your account settings page. 

Time changes

Outschool also accounts for daylight saving time (DST) when displaying times. You will not need to make any changes to your account to accommodate this time change. Thisyear, the U.S.  – with the exception of most of Arizona, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico – will experience the beginning of daylight saving time on Sunday, March 8, 2020. For participating states, daylight saving time will end Sunday, November 1, 2020. This change should not affect any upcoming or in-progress classes if your location observes daylight saving time. For example, if you are currently enrolled in a class that meets at 6pm on Tuesdays, the class will still proceed each week at 6pm.

Please be aware that different parts of the world experience time changes at varying times of the year. Notably, Europe will experience the beginning of DST on Sunday March 29th and will end DST on Sunday October 25, 2020. Some areas of Australia will experience the beginning of DST on Sunday April 5th and the end of DST on October 4, 2020. If you’re in one of those timezones, your class may appear to be scheduled an hour earlier or later than usual for a week or two.

If you or your teacher is located outside North America, it could be a good idea to confirm your class time in advance. You can check your Schedule tab for a full list of meeting times displayed correctly in your timezone. If you believe that you’re seeing the wrong times on Outschool, please write in to our support team (support@outschool.com).

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