Top Lightspeed Filter™ Features You May Not Be Using

Lightspeed Filter does a lot — and we’re adding new features all the time. That means there are probably some features you’re not even using.

Here are 10 Lightspeed Filter features you should be using to get the most out of your solution.

1. Lightspeed Alert™
Your Lightspeed Filter includes powerful student safety monitoring and alerts with Lightspeed Alert. We use powerful AI and machine learning to analyze activity; you get real-time alerts on activity that’s indicative of self-harm, cyberbullying, violence, and more.
Learn how to set up Lightspeed Alert
Contact us to join the beta programs for additional categories and support for Mac & Windows

2. Parent Report Generator
Parent communication can be a key part of your distance learning program. Lightspeed Filter has you covered there, too! The parent report generator sends weekly summaries of web activity to parents.
> Learn how to set up Parent Reports

3. Admin Roles
Like we said, Lighspeed Filter does a lot! To make all those functions easier for your team to manage, we offer Admin Roles that make it easy to designate administrators just for specific functions or just for specific schools/groups.
> Learn how to set up Admin Roles

4. Web Activity Log
This is a new report, and a powerful one. If you need to investigate an issue or drill into activity, the Web Activity Log is the report for you. It includes all activity in one report, easily search-able and filter-able to get to just the information you need.
> Learn how to use the Web Activity Log

5. Lockouts
Your Lightspeed Filter blocks inappropriate content based on the categories and policies you set. But what happens if a user continuously tries to circumvent your policies? Lockouts are a great way to encourage responsible use. They can be set to lock users out of internet access for a period of time (or just send you an email alert) if they repeatedly attempt to access blocked content.
> Learn to use Lockouts

6. Lightspeed Rocket
Lightspeed Rocket extends filtering to devices without a Smart Agent, like guest or BYOD devices and Internet of Things peripherals. This means you get all your filtering policies and reports for every device and all traffic in one solution.
> Learn more about Lightspeed Rocket
> Contact your sales rep for a quote

7. Device Detective
Lost or stolen devices can be a real problem! Lightspeed Filter includes Device Detective to locate lost Chromebooks, helping to protect the ROI of your technology investments.
> Learn to use Device Detective

8. After School Rules
If your devices are going home with students, the Smart Agents ensure ongoing protection and reporting. But some schools choose to loosen up filtering policies off the school network or outside school hours. It’s easy with After School Rules.
> Learn to use After School Rules

9. YouTube Overview
YouTube can be a big challenge for schools, so with Lightspeed Filter we’re making it easier! Our Video Rules let you control YouTube access. But did you know with the YouTube overview you can drill into details, spot trends, and even block videos right there?
> Go to Reports > Internet Overview > Click YouTube under Top activity for your YouTube activity dashboard.

10. Analytics & Classroom
These additional components can be added to Lightspeed Filter to make it a complete platform for all your classroom device needs. Lightspeed Analytics™ helps you identify rogue apps and applications in use outside IT vetting processes and provides complete ROI and trends reporting on all of your digital resources. Lightspeed Classroom Management™ gives teachers the controls and insights they need to manage a classroom full of students on devices. It’s all integrated into a single platform for easier, time-saving management.

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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