How to create a QR code

QR Code SampleQuick-response barcodes are the postage-stamp style codes that are easily scanned by your smartphone. They allow people to scan the code with their phone and quickly access a website, text message, image, etc. Learn more about QR codes.

Generating QR codes

To generate the QR codes, consider using http://goo.gl/ After you enter a long web address, it will give you a short address. You can them add .qr to the end of the short address to get the QR code. It also offers tracking, which you’ll want to check to see if people are using the codes from the printed publications.

Here’s an example of how it works:

One tip: when saving the QR code image, make sure to give it a .png extension so that your computer knows it’s an image.

About Sara Clark

Sara Clark is the Director of Web and New Media for Missouri State University. She oversees the organization, design and functionality of the university's web site and new media efforts. Sara has a MS CIS and over ten years experience in managing and implementing university web projects and procedures.
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