Short URLs with Georgia Tech Bitly (bit.ly)

Short URLs with Georgia Tech Bitly (bit.ly)

Georgia Tech maintains a subscription to the Bitly whereby any ".gatech.edu" link submitted to the Bitly service will be shortened to a Georgia Tech branded bit link.  Learn how to make a short, Georgia Tech branded web address using bit.ly.

Process

From https://faq.oit.gatech.edu/content/how-can-i-shorten-my-url

Summary:  Browse to https://bitly.com/. Paste in the "gatech.edu" based URL or the Office 365 URL you wish to shorten. Click "Shorten". Your Georgia Tech branded shortened link will be displayed to you, and you should click on "Copy" to copy it to your clipboard.

Detailed Process

  1. Browse to https://bitly.com/.
  2. Paste in the "gatech.edu" based URL or the Office 365 URL you wish to shorten.
  3. Click "Shorten".
  4. Your Georgia Tech branded shortened link will be displayed to you, and you should click on "Copy" to copy it to your clipboard.

Notes

  • This procedure can be used for any 'gatech.edu' based URL or any URL from Office 365 OneDrive or SharePoint Online.
  • You should record this shorten URL as you will not be able to retrieve it later from Bitly, but you can always create another one.
  • You can use this process for non-Georgia Tech websites as well, but you will not receive a Georgia Tech branded shortened URL.
afrank30 Tue, 03/10/2015 - 10:26