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Your computer's timezone does not seem to match your Coursera account's timezone setting of America/Detroit.

  • 7 September 2019
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My city, Houston, TX, is not listed nor is Central Time. I set the city to another in Central Time but I still get the error message.

Also - dammned inconvenient to try to contact someone. Chat won't enable and there's no email.

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My city, Houston, TX, is not listed nor is Central Time. I set the city to another in Central Time but I still get the error message.

Also - dammned inconvenient to try to contact someone. Chat won't enable and there's no email.


did you set it to a city with UTC -5 for the central time ?
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@dcoles , I just reset my time zone from Dilli (thinking it is Delhi, India) which Coursera automatically shifted my time zone to during recent update. Actually they have now provided Kolkata as well (probably they had this option eatlier as well besides Delhi) and another Courserian @adityakok pointed it out to me to opt for Kolkata instead. I did, it worked.
Try and find out if the time zone name you think is actually offered with the same title name by Coursera platform?
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I need to know what to change my timezone to for texas. There is no city i recognize for my CT zone
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Hi @dcoles, yes, it sounds very frustrating and inconvenient. If you still haven't gotten this resolved, you can contact the support team here. You may have seen there's another discussion thread here in the community on this topic. Our engineers are aware of this issue and they are working on improving it! Thank you for your patience.

@GelinaS, you could try selecting "Chicago" (under "America") as a city on Central Time.
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Ok, so a slight brain malfunction. For some reason I thought Detroit was in Central Time in the US. It's actually in Eastern Time. Changing the setting to Chicago fixed the issue.
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  • What about my computer's time and time zone?
my city is changchun,China,i select chongqing or harbin,but i also still get the error
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What difference does a timezone even make?

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