Using Advanced Upload of Files Assignment Activity in v.1.8.4:
Flag "Hide description before available date" set to "yes".
Description field does now show as expected when a student tries to click on the Assignment link itself; however, if accessed via the Calendar or Upcoming Events, on the due date, the description shows. This resulted in an instructor who was very ... ... and I almost got a ... ... luckily, I was able to act like a and do some -ing up.
Disabling the due date solves this obviously so that the students cannot access the description; however, then the instructor needs to manually go in and close the Assignment and there is no indication for the students that the event is upcoming.
Looks as though there is missing relationship link somewhere? ie Calendar only reads off due date but the flag to hide the description is only triggered by available date - the 2 are seen as separate entities.
If I am wrong and just missing something, please do let me know!!
LOL. Okay, after coming up with some creative alternatives combining uploading of files and Essay in Quizzes and/or Lessons, I realised that this was fixed in v.1.9. So, disregard my post above! Although, I would like to fix our current version until we upgrade (can't upgrade until the grade totals bug is fixed) so if anyone can direct me to the code I can add to existing .php please do so! Thanksamillion.