Monday, March 12, 2007

Daylight Savings Time

Hi Everyone-

Donna Welschmeyer wrote up this explanation of how the DST patches may have changed due dates in your exam and assignment settings in Vista:

A weekend Blackboard patch to the Vista CMS has created some confusion about due dates/times in Vista courses. Any assignment or exam with an end time of midnight for dates BETWEEN our early change to DST (March 11) and the normal change to DST (April 1) will have converted to 1:00 a.m. on the day following your original due date. For example, an assignment with a due date of midnight on March 15 will now have a due date/time of 1:00 a.m. on March 16. While this is only an hour difference, it may cause confusion for students because the date itself changes.

It appears that due dates/times for assignments that occur AFTER April 1 remained the same as originally set in your class.

If you think this may cause your students to think they have an extra day to turn in assignments or complete exams, please be sure to either change the dates/times back OR post an announcement or send an email explaining the situation.

Sorry for any confusion,

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