Course Resources is currently set up to open straight to Announcements. This landing page can be changed to another item the menu. If you are not using Announcements, why not set the landing page to your study materials or the location of your submission point, when the assignment deadline is near.
To change the landing page, go to the Control Panel and click on Customisation.
Then click on Teaching Style and scroll down to the section “Select module entry point”
Select the Entry Point you want from the drop down and click the Submit button to save the changes.