4 Steps to Distance Learning Success

You’re buying devices. In fact, schools purchase about 30 million devices each year! Wow.
But now what? According to the CoSN Leadership report, the next steps are to make all that technology safer and smarter, with a focus on cybersecurity, ROI, and data-driven decision making.

Lightspeed Systems’ cloud-based solutions give you four key elements (or just the ones you want) that take your mobile learning program to the next level and keep students safe and successful.

1. Protect students

With students on devices more and more, it’s essential that schools protect students from dangerous content on the internet. This could be pornography, radicalizing content, dangerous users, or more. And with things like Google Apps ubiquitous in our schools, this is about more than blocking. You can’t just block Google Apps; you need to allow it, but still keep it safe.
Enter Lightspeed Filter™ (with Lightspeed Alert™ included). With these solutions, you can block inappropriate content; allow only educational YouTube videos; monitor and get real-time alerts on behaviors indicating self-harm, violence, cyberbullying, and even attempts to get around filtering.

2. Empower teachers

Technology can obviously improve teaching & learning — but it can also make it difficult to keep students on task and for teachers to know what students on devices are doing. Empowering teachers with tools that allow them to monitor and engage students lets teachers focus on teaching, and keep students focused on learning.
That’s what Lightspeed Classroom Management™ does. It gives teachers a view into all student screens; tools to control activity like closing tabs and limiting web access; and tools to engage students by sharing links, broadcasting screens, and sending quick messages.

3. Manage apps & devices

All those devices are spread throughout your schools — in classrooms, in labs, in lockers. And it’s up to IT to make sure they don’t get lost, they have all the apps they need, the policies are managed, and the systems are up to date.
Lightspeed Mobile Device Management™ is here to help. With touchless over-the-air management of iOS, MacOS, Windows, and Android devices, Mobile Manager makes it easy to update systems, push and allocate app licenses, lock and wipe devices, and find lost devices.

4. Report on EVERYTHING

The move to device-per-student programs bring a slew of digital resources — from curriculum to testing to more. Are those resources being used? Are teachers using other tools that haven’t been vetted? How do all these apps, applications, and web sites stack up against your privacy policies?
Lightspeed Analytics™ has all the answers, so you can make data-driven decisions that ensure positive educational outcomes, student data privacy, and high ROI on the tools in use across your schools.

You don’t need to take our word for it.

We’re helping 28,000 schools around the world protect their students and manage their BYOD and distance learning programs, including Grapevine-Colleyville in Texas.

The impact continues to grow as a district in a 24/7/365 fashion. As a CTO, having a partner like Lightspeed gives me peace of mind around protecting, monitoring and now analyzing the overall student experience.

Kyle Berger, CTO

Lightspeed Filter is a complete platform that gives you everything you need for filtering, student safety, classroom management, device management, app management, and reporting. All in a single platform that works across operating systems; syncs with your directory and SIS; and makes delegation easy and secure so it gives you more control while saving time.


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Reimagine the inspired and interactive classroom for remote, hybrid, and in-person learning. Lightspeed Classroom Management™ gives teachers real-time visibility and control of their students’ digital workspaces and online activity.

  • Ensure all students interact with only the right online curriculum — precisely when they’re supposed to use it.
  • Push out vetted curriculum links to all students at the same time.
  • Block inappropriate or distracting web sites and apps.

Ensure scalable & efficient learning device management. The Lightspeed Mobile Device Management™ system ensures safe and secure management of student learning resources with real-time visibility and reporting essential for effective distance learning.

  • A centralized, cloud-based solution for infinitely scalable device, application, and policy controls
  • Self-Service App Library, where teachers and students
    can access and install approved curriculum and learning tools
  • Remotely deploy, change, and revoke hundreds of policies and educational applications, while reducing typical downtime and costs

Prevent suicides, cyberbullying, and schoolviolence. Lightspeed Alert™ supports district administrators and selected personnel with advanced AI to detect and report potential threats before it’s too late.

  • Human review
  • Real-time alerts that flag signs of a potential threat
  • Intervene quickly before an incident occurs.
  • Activity logs provide visibility into online activity before and after a flagged event

Protect students from harmful online content. Lightspeed Filter™ is the best-in-class solution that acts as a solid barrier to inappropriate or illicit online content to ensure students’ online safety 24/7.

  • Powered by the most comprehensive database in the industry built through 20 years of web indexing and machine learning.
  • Ensure CIPA compliance
  • Block millions of inappropriate, harmful, and unknown sites, images, and video including YouTube
  • Keep parents informed with the Lightspeed Parent Portal™

Gain complete visibility into students’ online learning. Lightspeed Analytics™ gives districts robust data on the effectiveness of any tools they implement so they can take a strategic approach to their technology stack and streamline reporting.

  • Track education technology adoption and usage trends, eliminate redundancy, and drive ROI
  • Monitor app and content consumption to facilitate early adoption and effective utilization
  • Assess risk with visibility into student data privacy and security compliance