Things You Didn’t Know Lightspeed Can Do

We’re always enhancing our solutions with new features schools need. We add features so quickly, you might not even know all the things Lightspeed Systems can do for you.

Did you know Lightspeed can:

Manage any OS – That’s right. You can manage iOS, MacOS, Windows, Android and even Chromebooks all from a single console. [Learn more]

Deliver iOS apps by device instead of Apple ID – We offered this the day iOS 9 came out because we know schools have been waiting for it, and we were ready! [Learn more]

Monitor and control student screens – All those devices in classrooms can overwhelm teachers — so we put them back in control with easy-to-use classroom management and screen monitoring. [Learn more]

Push shortcuts, links and content to devices in a click – Content is still king, and we make it easy to get all the right content on all the right students’ devices. [Learn more]

Chrome single sign on – No additional authentication required! Users get their filter policies automatically. [Learn more]

Alert on inappropriate behavior – You’ll know right away when users are breaking policies, so it’s easy to intervene and correct behavior. [Learn more]

Cloud filtering – You don’t like managing additional hardware? No problem – we can do it all from the cloud with no appliances on-site. [Learn more]

Integrate with O365 and Class Notebooks – Our Management Bundle for Windows gives you one-click access to your favorite Microsoft productivity tools.

Strip YouTube videos of the peripheral content and comments – YouTube videos can be great; those comments and suggested videos…not so much. Pull educational videos into our Campus Library and share them in a click — without inappropriate peripheral content. [Learn more]

Real-time content analysis – We combine the best of both worlds with our proprietary, education-focused, dynamic database and real-time scanning. [Learn more]

Block malware – Stop malware before it even gets to your network by blocking access to security-risk sites. [Learn more]

Block anonymous proxy apps – We can protect your network and your users by blocking P2P networks, proxied requests, and unknown sites. [Review content categories]

Block, decode, and decrypt SSL traffic – Whatever options are best for you, we make it easy for schools to handle SSL traffic. (And we have resources and support to help you make sense of it all.) [Read SSL Explained, Real-World Usage Scenarios for SSL]

Temporary classrooms policies – When teachers need a temporary change in device or filter policies, one click lets you set it and forget it (the policies time out at the end of class!). [Learn more]

Off-network high performance filtering – We help you ensure CIPA compliance, student safety, and device security wherever devices go — with the highest performance for your users. [Learn more]

Locate lost devices – Easily find lost or stolen devices so you can retrieve them. Zoom right in on the location.

Broadcast – Teachers can share their screen (or a selected window) to students’ devices. [Learn more]

Drill-down reporting – Start with a high-level overview of your network activity, then easily drill down to the details you want for instant analysis. [Learn more]

State testing controls – Lock students into an app or site, turn off device features (like camera and bluetooth). Whatever your test requires, you can do it remotely in a click. [Learn more]

Manage your Windows updates and Defender – Smart integrations with Windows mean you can manage all your Windows updates and your Defender settings right along with all your other device policies. (Save time and money!) [Learn more and more]

Scale to any size – We filter and manage some of the largest schools and districts in the world. Our solutions can easily scale to yours. [Learn more]

Change filter or device policies outside of school hoursTimed policies, temporary policies, calendars and on/off campus controls make it easy to adjust what you allow, easing up restrictions on evenings, weekends and school holidays. [Learn more

Report on SSL traffic – What google terms are users searching? What YouTube videos are they watching? We can help you know all of that (while protecting other SSL traffic, like banking information). [Learn more]

Integrate with your SIS – It’s easy to get going and keep users and classes up to date with SIS integration. (No need to manually create any users!) [Learn more]

Make it easy to push SSL certificates – Just use our SSL self-service portal. It identifies the OS and browser and provides specific instructions to download and import the certificate.

Real-time site recategorizations – Our education-focused database means most sites are categorized the way schools want them. But if you want a change? No problem. You can recategorize sites locally in real time. [Learn more]

Let you know immediately of service issues – Just sign up to be notified by email or text if one of our services is experiencing an issue. (It doesn’t happen often; we provide 99.9+% uptime!)

Eyes up front – Teachers can get students off devices and re-focused in a click by locking devices and forcing eyes up front.

Custom reporting – We give you a library of common reports, but make it easy for you to create (and save, and share) any custom report you want. [Learn more]

There’s even more! (We couldn’t possibly list everything…)

Customers – Make sure you’re on the latest version of your solutions. Ask your RSM about any solutions you may not have yet. And stay informed with email notifications and What’s New here on the Community Site so you always know what your solutions can do.

Not a customer yet? Let us show you what’s new with a personalized demo.

If there’s something schools need, our developers are constantly listening to your ideas and working to bring it to you! See more in the Dev Hub

  • pvsdnettech says:

    This is a great list. A lot of things I was unaware of are here. One thing that would be very helpful, though, would be if you had links to more detailed information for each of the items listed. In fact, more detail on a lot of the documentation would be very helpful. Quite often, the information presented is basic. For example, when we recently were looking for some detailed information on how to manage our Chromebooks using the Chromebook extension, our searches brought up a basic “this is what it does” description and a link to download the extension. It would be very helpful of some type of guidance or instruction was available in document form to assist with the configuration of things like this. As it is, I usually end up having to go into a chat session to get my answers which, while helpful, does consume quite a bit of time.

  • smazzola says:

    Amy,

    Thank you for this list. I have to agree with the other comments, that the list is not as helpful as it could be without links. I also have to agree that feature releases tend to come with insufficient documentation. For example, we are very interested in delivering apps without Apple IDs, but I don’t see any real documentation. I hope you are able to remedy this.

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