Problems with Widows 10 API/Chrome Timestamps

Engineers on Google Chromium team have identified an intermittent error between the Windows32 API and the automatic DST setting in the latest version of Chrome v.88 which is sometimes causing Chrome to return an incorrect timestamp via the browser.

This incorrect timestamp may cause issues with certain Chrome applications which utilize these timestamps such as Google Classroom and the Hapara teacher dashboard.

Please note that this timestamp issue ONLY applies to Chrome at this time. Teachers can get around this issue by using the Firefox browser for the short term.

If you would like to continue using Chrome in the short term, you may want to take the following steps with the Chrome browser.

  1. Reset your Chrome settings to default by following the directions linked here.
  2. Since the webbrowser’s local time comes from the OS settings, you can have your site I.T. Tech reset your Window’s timezone by following the steps posted below.

Click on Windows “Start” button in the lower-left corner of your screen.

Type in Date & Time and then click on the Date & Time Systems Settings

Click on the menu option and change the time from UTC-7:00 Arizona to any other time zone.

Click the Sync now button.

Now change your time BACK to UTC-7:00 Arizona and click the Sync now button one more time.

This step should force your system to update the time signature which will then update your browser time.

We will continue to keep you posted as we are provided with further information from Google.

Thank you for your patience as we work through this issue.