oie_transparent (17) is one web tool which you can use to shorten lengthy URLs and store them all in one place ready for easy use. The tool also allows you to collect data from bitlys you have created to see how many people are accessing your link. If you create an account at you will be able to store all the links you have shortened.

Using in the classroom:

Shortening links have many benefits in the classroom:

  • No more mistakes when typing URLs to the browser
  • Personalise links so that students can easily identify a site
  • Observe how often the URL is being accessed and how

Using in the office:

Shortening links can have benefits in the office as well:

  • Embed shortened and appropriately named typable links into news letters
  • Use the data to determine how successful your link is within your target audience
  • Store frequently used links in one place which can be copied and used at anytime
  • Personalise links to include organisation/school name

Getting started with

Tips and Tricks

  • Often short links will be used, try to personalise your links so that they connect with your audience
  • Create links that are easy to remember
  • Create links for commonly used websites to save time in the classroom