New Litmos Feature: Custom Timezones

You may think this has been a long time coming, but to be honest it has really only been a highly requested feature in the past few months. So without further ado, allow me to introduce the latest new feature rolling out today to all Litmos accounts – Custom Timezones.

How does it work?
Well, with our new custom timezones feature all users, administrators and learners, can set their own custom timezone based on their location. This means that all course completion times/dates, messages and reporting information will show up in the timezone that is relevant to them.

How do learners that already have a Litmos account select a timezone?
Learners who already have a Litmos account will remain to be on UTC / GMT unless they choose to change to a new timezone which can be done via the ‘Settings’ menu in their account. 

How do current training admins set their timezone?
There are two options here:

  1. They can set it via the ‘Settings’ tab on the Trainer side, then ‘My Profile’
  2. Alternatively, a timezone can be selected on the Trainee view via the Settings area as per above instructions for learners

New Litmos accounts from now
In new Litmos accounts, the Account Owner’s timezone will automatically become the default setting for the organization. All new users loaded in to the system from that point will select their own timezone on sign in or if none is selected, they will default to that of the organization.

New users to Litmos
New users to Litmos will set their custom timezone on their very first login on the same screen where they check their name details and select a password.