Tips and Tricks

Want to become a Lightspeed superstar? Learn about all the ins and outs of our products with these simple tips and tricks.
Apr 26

Organize apps in folders

Mobile Manager

You can determine the layout of students’ docks and home screens–including folders and the apps that can reside inside each–using Mobile Manager’s iOS Screen Layout under Settings at the organization level. Create multiple layouts, then apply them to the appropriate school or group. See full documentation and videos for creating and applying screen layouts.

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Apr 4

Testing Relay


Admins can test Relay policy changes immediately–even though the Relay Extension checks in every 5 minutes. Learn how.

Mar 30

Prioritize authentication sources with Longhorn

Web Filter 3

Did you know that with Web Filter Longhorn (v3.2.1) you can prioritize authentication sources?

Mar 16

Spring Training for Teachers

Launch Mobile Manager Classroom Orchestrator

Planning your spring PD opportunities? Our Teacher University will help your staff master the technology in their classrooms–tame it, unleash it, bend it to their will–and create an empowering learning environment. No login required for access to PDF Quick Start Guides, lessons with pro tips on jobs to be done in the classroom, and full courses. In-product step-by-step walkthroughs are linked as well.

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Mar 7

Only open specific ports on firewall

Web Filter 2 Mobile Manager Web Filter 3 Classroom Orchestrator

Avoid attacks on the Lightspeed server from outside sources. Only open specified ports on your firewall (as opposed to inbound “any port/any address” rules to the server). Check our Lightspeed Port Cheat Sheet for specific ports to open.

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Nov 4

Disable lost/stolen iOS devices with LockApp

Mobile Manager

Deploy the app “LockApp.ipa” on managed iOS devices. You’ll then be able to put LockApp into Single App Mode on lost or stolen devices, to prevent the device from being used until it is recovered. Download LockApp.ipa here:

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Oct 5

Shorter URLs for Web Authentication login/logout links

Users can log into the Web Authentication page by going to, and log out at These short URLs can also be used:  and


Sep 16

Blocked for Review

Find out about our “Blocked for Review” process works in this KB article.

Jul 23

Feature Requests


Submit, view, and vote on new feature ideas in our Development Hub

Jul 23

SIS Imports

Mobile Manager Classroom Orchestrator

Get your SIS imports done early for quick deployment of Mobile Manager and Classroom Orchestrator