Due to requests for a “pdx.edu” domain branded URL shortener and custom URL generator, we have set up a self-service system for creating custom URLs at:


Creating URLs currently requires MCECS authentication (currently restricted to MCECS faculty/staff). Once created, the URL will be of the form:


This is a very rudimentary homebrew system (something the CAT has been using internally) and does not have the flexibility of commercial URL shortening systems.

  • Make sure you copy and save the new URL. The system doesn’t track the URLs by the creator. (We can’t provide a list of URLs that a specific user created.)
  • Once created, the URL can’t be modified by the user. (You will need to contact us to get the address changed behind the scenes. It will be up to the person requesting the change to ensure that they are not accidentally changing someone else’s active URL.)