NovoEd displays times and dates based on the user's preferred timezone, including release dates and deadlines. By default, this is the user’s computer’s timezone, but it can be changed in Account settings.
By clicking "Visit Time Zone Settings" users can easily change their setting either (1) to automatically use their computer's timezone or (2) to lock in a preferred time zone (see below). You can also find this under "Account" by clicking on your avatar in the control panel on the left.
Since all release dates and deadlines will be set based on the time zone of the user setting the time, so if the instructor sets the deadline to be November 4 at 23:59, this will be 11:59 PM in their time zone (say Eastern Time), which means that on the west coast (Pacific Time), the deadline is actually November 4 at 8:59 PM. Students will be able to see the exact time clearly on the assignment page (see below). Do note that the time as on top applies to all of the sections of the assignment.