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.
Jun 20

Manage apps across your organization more easily with mass app deployments and updates

Mobile Manager

Select multiple apps and books to install at once for Managed Distribution. And under Reports look for App Updates. This will list any apps that have available updates at the current level and below.

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May 23

6 underground apps students hide, and you can block

Mobile Manager

If you’ve seen the eSchool News article about apps students are able to hide, you’ll be happy to learn your iOS devices can block them with Mobile Manager’s App Permissions. Learn how.

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May 23

Accomplish familiar Web Filter tasks with Relay

Relay

Relay for Chrome lets you control, filter, protect, and locate your Chromebook deployment with ease. Take a look at this resource and learn how to perform Web Filter functions in Relay.

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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

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: http://lightspeed-apps.s3.amazonaws.com/lockapp/lockapp.ipa

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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 http://lsaccess.me/login, and log out at http://lsaccess.me/logout. These short URLs can also be used:  http://lsurl.me/in  and http://lsurl.me/out