By default, sites in Sakai are unpublished when they are first created. This gives instructors or course designers a chance to go in and edit the content of the site before it is available to students and other users. Sites will automatically be unpublished after a certain date. See Sakai Administrative Schedule for more information.
Unpublished Site indicator.
The Unpublished Site indicator at the top of a site means the site is unpublished and is unavailable to students, course builders, or tutors (in a course site) and users with the access role (in a project site). If the Unpublished Site indicator does not appear, this means that the site has already been published.
Instructors always have access to both publish and unpublish courses in which they are enrolled as instructor.
Select Publish Now to make the site available to all enrolled users.
Tip: Instructors may also publish/unpublish their site from the Manage Access area in Site Info.