What does Unpublished Site mean?
By default, Sakai sites are Unpublished when first created. This gives instructors or course designers a chance to edit content in the site before it is available to students and other users. Sites will automatically be unpublished after a certain date. See the Sakai Administrative Schedule for unpublishing dates.
Unpublished Site Indicator
If you see the Unpublished Site indicator at the top of your site, that means your site is unpublished and is unavailable to students, teaching assistants, or other user roles which do not have editing permission.
If the Unpublished Site indicator does not appear, this means that your site has already been published.
Instructors always have access to both published and unpublished courses in which they are enrolled.
Select the (Publish Now) button to make your site available to all enrolled users. (Depending on the site publishing permissions established by your institution, you may or may not see this button.)
Note: You may also publish/unpublish your site from the Manage Access area in Site Info.