Web - Creating a shortened link

UW-Platteville now has its own ULR shortener, similar to services like bit.ly. The purpose of the URL Shortener is to provide easy-to-remember links for print materials. Shortened links work well for URLs that change often, maintaining consistency.

To create a shortened link

  1. Go to https://dashboard.uwplatt.edu/admin/my-shortener
  2. Login using your NETID and password.
  3. Enter in your link in the "Link URL" field and click Shorten.
    Shorten a link
    This will produce a link for you to use with a random string at the end. ( https://go.uwplatt.edu/5i23rmkw )

  4. Your links will appear below in a list. NOTE: You may have to refresh your browser by pressing ctrl+F5 for the new link to appear.
    list view
  5. You can Edit the link to change its location or delete the link completely. ( You cannot manage URLs created by other people )
NOTE: Your links will need to be renewed on an annual basis. You will receive an email 30 days, 10 days and 1 day prior to the links deletion.

To create a customized URL

  1. Enter in your link to the "Link URL" field and click Link Options. 
    custom link
  2. Add your customized URL and click Shorten.
NOTE: Custom link names are only available if they are not taken by another person. If you feel your url was taken, please submit a request

Additional notes

  • This URL shortener is only available to employees of UW-Platteville and is not available to students at this time. 
  • The links created are monitored by Marketing and ITS and are subject for review. 
  • If links created are thought to be inappropriate, they will be deleted without notice and may result in a report to the supervisor of the person who created them.

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or helpdesk@uwplatt.edu.  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.



Keywords:URL bit.ly short webpage custom   Doc ID:95609
Owner:Bryan M.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2019-11-06 13:35 CSTUpdated:2019-11-11 13:20 CST
Sites:UW Platteville
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