How do I submit a URL that is too long into ...?

Sometimes you find that you need to save an extremely long link, like the one below, into a program that doesn’t allow links that long. For example Social Sciences Computing’s Classweb allows links to be 255 characters long, but the link below from UC-elinks is 384 characters long.

While waiting for the programmer to consider your request to allow longer links.

Another option is http://tinyurl.com. That free service converted the huge link below into a much shorter one.

Before
Extremely long URL from UC eLinks for specific article a professor wanted students to read

After
http://tinyurl.com/rtawa

A list of similar URL shortening/redirection services is available at Listible

UCLA Has licensed this one: http://kb.ucla.edu/articles/what-is-uclain