University of Wisconsin-Superior
Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
The purpose of External URLs is to provide an efficient method to link to and maintain links to non-UW-Superior websites.
The traditional method of linking to non-UW-Superior websites was for each individual link to link directly to the website. If the URL of the non-UW-Superior website changed, ie. www.example.com changed to www.example1.org, we would need to update every single link on the UW-Superior website that linked to that site. This is inefficient and time-consuming.
The new method of linking to non-UW-Superior websites is to register the website as an External URL in CommonSpot, either in your own subsite or in this global ExternalURLs subsite. If the URL of the non-UW-Superior website changed, ie. www.example.com changed to www.example1.org, and all the links on the UW-Superior website linked to the Registered External URL of example.com, all we need to do is update the 1 Registered External URL and all the links on the UW-Superior website would be updated automatically. This is very efficient and non time-consuming.
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