What students see on an assignment page is now quite different from the instructor's view. While I appreciate that the submission options are now bigger and more obvious for students, I cannot understand the rationale behind the rest of the changes.
When students open an assignment, they are now automatically taken to the submission options at the bottom of the page. And then they have to scroll up to the top to see the actual assignment details! Moreover, if you have added a rubric, it is hidden unless students happen to notice the very inconspicuous "View Rubric" dropdown.
Why this change at all? I can only see it leading to unnecessary confusion with students missing both assignment instructions and rubrics. It is very clumsy and it truly feels like a bug. Have assignments display from the top so students can progress logically, scrolling down as they read through the instructions before submitting, and please show the rubric by default.