Using Webtools to Make Shorter URLs

A short guide to using the Webtools resources with screenshots (not 100% accurate).

Sometimes it will be beneficial to make a shorter URL link to share instead of having a long URL, you can create a more concise URL. Begin by logging on to the Webtools site using your NetID and password.

Hovering on the "More" heading at the top right will reveal "Short URL" as an option. Click there.

A screenshot of the Webtools front page

On this page you will see any previously made shortened URLs near the bottom of the page. Towards the top of the page you will Click the yellow button that says "Create."

Highlight of Create Short URL

Within the Domain choices there is an iSchool option, click this then hit "Create Short URL" at the Bottom of the page.

Domain selection drop down menu

Fill in the shortened name that you want to use for your page in the "Short URL name" space. 

The "Destination URL" is where you will paste the lengthy URL that you are refining.

After filling in both boxes, hit save and you will see the URL you've just created in the "URL to publish" space at the bottom.

Short URL input boxes

Keywords:WebTools, Short URLs   Doc ID:126696
Owner:Adam H.Group:University of Illinois School of Information Sciences
Created:2023-03-17 12:30 CDTUpdated:2023-04-04 11:28 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois School of Information Sciences
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