Ideas?: at present I am simply placing relevant text into the Submission field. (One can check the box to place the Description in its entirety on the course page, but otherwise I don't see it appear anywhere during Submission.)
Perhaps I don't understand the function of the Description field in the Workshop module.
The behavior you see is expected, as it is the way the workshop code is written. If your REALLY want to show the description during the submission phase, you will need to copy some code from the, case workshop::PHASE_SETUP: and then add it into the case workshop::PHASE_SUBMISSION:.
Of course, if you do this, you will need to remember to do it any time there is an update to the Workshop activity plugin.
Assuming you are using Moodle 3.7.2+ with Workshop version 2019052000, open the workshop/view.php file.
Assuming line 110 is: case workshop::PHASE_SETUP:
Copy lines 111-115
Assuming line 137 is: case workshop::PHASE_SUBMISSION:
Paste your copied lines in as 138-142.
Save the file and go to submission phase of your activity and you should see the, Description, added right above the, Instructions for submission.
NOTE: Doing it this way permanently adds the Description to the Submission phase of EVERY Workshop you have on your whole site. It DOES NOT appear/disappear by changing the checkmark used to display it on the course page.
Al, many thanks for your reply.
I am simply placing relevant text into the Submission field
That's the expected behaviour. Different teachers have different preferences on when and what should be displayed to the students. So the Workshop comes with three rich-text fields, each one displayed at the given phase.
Those who want to have the same text displayed in more phases, are kindly asked to copy & paste the text to all the relevant fields.