Students will access FLO from different time zones. Settings inside FLO and on user's personal devices will affect how dates and times display in FLO.
Where is the date and time displayed in FLO?
Time is displayed in many locations in FLO:
Timeline block – a centralised place for students to see upcoming due dates
Calendar – a centralised place where all dates and events in a topic are collected/recorded
Activity index pages – accessed from the activities block and the topic management panel, the activity index pages contain
a variety of information depending on the tool you are looking at, such as due dates, number of attempts/submissions, unread posts, etc.
Activity settings – for example, assignment due dates, quiz times, restrict access by date/time
Text-based content – for example, within lecture recording links, documents, pages and descriptions
The interface of the activity – for example, scheduler, attendance, forums
FLO displays dates and times based on the time zone setting in each user's profile preferences. All user's initial FLO
time zone is set to server time, which is the current time in Adelaide, South Australia. Server time automatically adjusts for Adelaide Daylight Saving Time.
Users can choose to set a different time zone in their profile preferences. FLO will then display most times and dates converted to their chosen time zone, with a few notable exceptions. These exceptions are listed below.
Note: FLO's time zone settings do automatically update with your device's settings.
Individual tools and activities in FLO will display times:
as the time in Adelaide
converted to the time zone in a user's preferences
converted to the time zone on the user's device.
Individual tools and activities in FLO may obtain the current time from one of three sources.
Adelaide time (server time)
Assignment extension requests,
Statement of Assessment Methods (SAMs),
Turnitin feedback studio (similarity reports)
Converted to the time zone in a user's profile preferences
Self and Peer Assessment,
Turnitin draft tool,
Restrict access settings by date/time
Dates entered into the topic calendar