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 Participants 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. Go in to the course you wish to publish and click on the 3 gear icon in the top navigation bar to reveal the Course Management menu.
2. From the Course Management menu, under the Course Settings column, select Edit course settings.
3. On the Edit course settings page, find the Course visibility field and select Show from the drop down menu.
3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Save and display button.