Make sure you set a default time zone for your Google Apps users, or you might come unstuck when scheduling events in Google Calendar and other Google Apps.
It might seem obvious, but by default Google Apps doesn’t ask you to confirm your school’s time zone. For most this isn’t an issue, but some of our users found that their Google Calendar told them they were in a exotic locations which caused much confusion when sharing events with other teachers and students.
Luckily, it’s really simple to set the default timezone for all your users.
- Open your Google Apps admin page
- Click “Company Profile”
- Click “Profile”
- A panel will slide in from the right. Scroll down to “Time zone”
- Select your desired time zone — probably the one where your school is located.
Your users will now default to the time zone you’ve chosen for all Google Apps and your teachers will no longer invite you to meetings at 1am. Ahem.