At the beginning of the semester, Moodle site shells are created for all classes and students enrolled in the class will appear on the roster of Users for the corresponding Moodle course. Students, however, cannot see the Moodle site until an instructor makes it visible to them. This gives you ample opportunity to design your Moodle site and publish it only when you are ready. To publish your course (i.e. make it visible to the students in the course):
1. In the Administration block on the course home page, click on Edit settings
2. On the Edit course settings page, find the Visible field and select Show from the drop down menu.
3. Click Save changes at the bottom of the page.