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This Link Will Self-Destruct

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This Link Will Self-Destruct

This Link Will Self-Destruct

Here is a cool little webpage, it allows you to create a temporary link that will self-destruct. The site This Link Will Self Destruct (TLWSD) is a free public temporary URL service. You can set the link to expire after a number of uses and number of days. The site also has a password protected feature, but it didn’t work well for me.  It consistently allowed the first user to access the site, but prevented all other users’ access. The site did work well using only the Uses and time limit options.

As the creator you will need to provide a URL. It can be anything from a website you designed to a site you want your students to visit. Once the link is created, you can copy and paste it into an email to your students. When the student clicks on the email link it will bring them back to the TLWSD website and give them a link to the site you want them to visit. After the allotted days and uses, the TLWSD link will self-destruct. If the student or person with the email tries to access after that period the link will no longer be displayed for them to use.

This site could be used to help students stay focused and check their email on a regular basis. It could also be used to inspire students engagement by offering time limited extra credit activities or exam review notes. Check it out at https://tlwsd.in/.


Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

April 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

Posted in Web 2.0

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