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General settings

At the account level, you can change the default date and time format, as well as the time zone and default language. You can even change the term the system uses to refer to your users into something more appropriate like “students”.

Regional settings

If you would like to change any of the regional settings, you can do so via Layout Settings. Here you can select the time and date format to be used by your schedules. Furthermore, you can specify which day should be set as the first day of the week. For example, if you select “Saturday”, the left-most column in the Week view will be Saturday instead of the regional default.

Under Regional options you can also change the default language and country, if necessary. The time zone is set in accordance with the country setting. If, however, your audience is spread across different time zones, you can configure the SuperSaaS system to show times in users’ own time zone as well. While the calendar will always be displayed in the account’s base time zone, the appointment times will be displayed in two zones.

Configuring time zone support

To configure time zone support, you need to ensure your account’s base time zone is set correctly. The administrator, and users who are not logged in, will see times in this zone. If you check the option Allow users to show the time in their own time zone, each user will see an additional time zone setting upon signing up. Existing users can change their time zone with the Your Settings link in the top right corner of the page. You can also configure individual users’ time zone setting via User Management.

Base time zone Time zone selection

Using a schedule in a different time zone

Let’s assume your account is configured in US Eastern Time. When a user from Japan, who has his time zone set to Japanese Standard Time, visits your schedule, he would see both times displayed in the popup when he clicks your schedule. If the time spans across a date, then the date will be added to the time as well. Furthermore, if an appointment spans multiple time zones this will be handled correctly too, with the time zone names noted next to each time. This can happen, for example, if a multi-day appointment starts when Daylight Saving Time (DST) is in effect and ends a few days later when it’s not. When calculating the time zone difference, the system will automatically take into account differences caused by DST periods in your location and that of the user. The dual time will also display in any email notifications and reminders.

Appointment with time only Appointment with date and time
Note that the times on the calendar are always displayed in the base time zone, and that the dual time view is only available to users who are logged in and have configured a different time zone than the base time zone. This behavior is different from most other calendar programs, that tend to display times for the user’s own time zone only.
Note that the base time zone influences the information sent to, and imported from, connected calendar programs such as Outlook or Google Calendar. Please refer to Syncing with other calendar programs for more information.

Terminology

Under Layout Settings, you can define an alternative term to refer to users. For instance, if you select student, every dialog box, help page, email and system message will refer to your users as “students”. Note that this is an account-wide setting, which will apply to all the schedules within your account.

When choosing the custom option (other:       ), enter a term in singular form. The SuperSaaS system will automatically convert it to plural where appropriate. While it knows most English plurals, it is not perfect and will probably fail for foreign words. In that case you can overwrite the default pluralization by entering both the singular and plural term, separated by a comma. For languages that need to modify sentences based on gender you can indicate the gender of the term by prefixing it with ª (feminine ordinal indicator), º (masculine ordinal indicator) or · (neuter ordinal indicator).

Via Configure > Resources you can choose the term used to describe an entry on your schedule. You can select one of the options provided or enter a custom term, providing both the singular and plural form, separated by a comma.