Google Classroom defaulting to PM for assignments

So here’s a weird Google Classroom bug. When you schedule an assignment for the future, no matter what you put in for the time (ie: 9:37 AM), Google will insist on scheduling it for PM (ie: 9:37PM).

A colleague reported this bug, and I figured out what was happening.

For example, set an assignment for the future:

Screen Shot 2020-11-17 at 1.18.41 PM

Oh not so fast! Google decided you actually meant 10:30PM!

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No amount of changing computers, changing browsers, etc would solve this problem.

Turns out it seems to be happening to Google accounts set to Canadian English.

The solution is to go to “Manage your Google Account” and under “Data & Personalization” – scroll down and change your language to another version of English (ie: US English). Then the problem is fixed.

How bizarre is that?

Google must think teachers in Canada are all vampires, since it wants to schedule Canadian assignments in the PM :slight_smile:

Here’s a YouTube video showing the bug, and how to change your language: