Request to make site public
A MINIMUM of TWO business days is required to prepare and schedule your site publication. No exceptions.
If you require a publication review, more time may be required.
A site publication (formerly called an activation) is the process of moving and publishing your development website (dev.ryerson.ca) to the production environment (torontomu.ca).
Once your site has been moved to production, your development site will be immediately deactivated and deleted after two weeks without notification.
A publication (formerly called an activation) review ensures that new websites adhere to Toronto Met's web standards and guidelines. Digital Publishing will review your site for potential design and usability issues.
Digital Publishing requires a minimum of two business days to review your website.
Feedback will be provided to the client in the form of recommendations and/or required changes.
When requesting a site release and a publication review, please include enough time for the review (two to three days) and required modifications (one to two days). Changes are the responsibility of the client.
An activation review is not an accessibility review (see next tab).
When a site activation is requested, an accessibility review is conducted by the IT Accessibility Specialist to ensure your website is accessible and complies with mandatory guidelines required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA (external link) ). If issues are found, feedback will be provided within two weeks in the form of recommendations and/or mandatory changes.
The accessibility review will not impact the scheduled release of your website unless there are significant issues. Otherwise, changes can be made once the site is activated. It is ultimately the content authors responsibility to ensure all website content adheres to WCAG 2.0 Level AA by January 1, 2021. For guidance, please read our Accessibility & SEO section or contact the IT Accessibility Specialist.