Make a Links Page with Start.io: Quick Guide

Start.io is a free web app bookmarks tool. It’s meant to be set up as your personal homepage — just input your favorite links and then they’re all right there when you fire up your browser. A less-off-the-shelf (but more exciting) use of it is as a bookmarks manager (keeping a lot of links wrangled) or as a resource page.

Start.io user screen

Start.io user screen

If you have multiple webpages to share with a class, consider putting them all together on one, easily accessible “start page” such as this very basic one I set up for IDS. I like that it’s a URL I can share verbally (and remember!) — just start.io/myusername.

All I had to do was register a free account and then add links, which are organized under categories. I can then change the layout and colors, even customizing the code.

IDS Quick Tech Academy Stats
Where : Start.io

What: A site for “pinning” sites
How Much: Free
Why: Can be for personal productivity (keeping bookmarks organized) or for sharing online content in an easy way
Similar: Xmarks, OneTab, Pinterest

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Alex is online course support technician at IDS, working to support all online, hybrid and LMS-enhanced instructors and students in using Blackboard and several media servers. She's also the administrator for the MCC Blogs network. You can reach her at acgarrison@mccneb.edu.

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