It’s been 12 months since Blackboard K-12 and Finalsite came together, and it’s time to retire the Blackboard name from our products and domain names.
We will be migrating the reach.blackboard.com domain to www.finalsitereach.com. This process will be done in three phases, which are detailed below. Please review this information carefully, as it requires some simple action steps for success.
PHASE ONE: Thursday, September 28-Tuesday, October 3
Soft launch of new URL
- Whitelist www.finalsitereach.com if custom URL blocking or filtering is implemented on the client/user side (this includes AV/endpoint security applications or gateways)
- If whitelisting is not conducted, it could result in the new URL being blocked, rendering the software unavailable for use.
- Ask your team to use www.finalsitereach.com in lieu of reach.blackboard.com to ensure all is working as expected.
This is a “soft launch” phase, where reach.blackboard.com will remain available, and www.finalsitereach.com will automatically redirect to reach.blackboard.com.
PHASE TWO: Wednesday, October 4-Saturday, October 14
www.finalsitereach.com is the new domain for accessing Reach
- Ask your users to change their bookmarks and how they access Reach to www.finalsitereach.com. Any visits to reach.blackboard.com will be redirected to www.finalsitereach.com.
PHASE THREE: Sunday, October 15
Reach.blackboard.com will no longer be available
- Reinforce to users that www.finalsitereach.com is the new URL for accessing Reach. Any attempts to visit reach.blackboard.com will be unsuccessful, with no redirects to the new URL.