What does Unpublished Site mean?

By default, most sites in Sakai are Unpublished when they are first created.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.  Some institutions publish all current courses automatically at the beginning of the academic term.  Institutions may also unpublish courses from prior or future terms.

Unpublished Site Indicator

Unpublished Site Indicator

If you see the Unpublished Site indicator above the Tool Menu in your site, that means your site is unpublished and is unavailable to students, teaching assistants, or other user roles which do not have editing permission.

If the Unpublished Site indicator does not appear, this means that your site has already been published.

Instructors always have access to both published and unpublished courses in which they are enrolled.

Click (Publish Now) 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.