I see you've just made some major modifications to the workshop module, so if my feedback isn't applicable anymore, just ignore it .
I ran a F2F Moodle training session on Sept 1. In the early phase of the session the participants were using a Moodle course as students and Workshop was one of the sample activities. After they submitted their work, I went on to the "Submission/Assessment" phase, but the participants did not get anything to assess. Moving to the "Assessment" phase didn't help either. I then realised that I had set the workshop deadline to Sept 3 - changing the deadline helped.
I guess the point I'm trying to make is that:
- it should be possible to move to the "Submission/Assessment" phase even before the deadline
- moving to the "Assessment" phase before the deadline shouldn't be possible, but maybe an error message could be displayed if a teacher tries to do that: "You cannot move to the Assessment phase before the deadline, because it will prevent students from submitting their work" or something similar
What do you think?
I was using 1.4 stable