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Returning to Normal: What “Back to School” Really Means for IT Teams

With the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting shutdowns, schools and districts scrambled to adapt to a worldwide crisis. How is edtech revolutionizing the classroom when students head back to school post-pandemic?

Catholic Schools Broken Bay Get Customisable Mobile Device Management Across the Diocese

Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay consists of 44 schools stretching from Willoughby on Sydney’s lower north shore to Lake Munmorah on the Central Coast. For over ten years, the diocese has used a mix of BYOD and school-owned devices to

As Students Return to Campus, the Need for Effective Online Filtering Isn’t Going Away

Governments, school leaders, and health authorities continue to make inroads in dealing with the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak, and even as more and more students begin to return to the in-person classroom, one thing has become crystal clear: Schools will need

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United Learning Trust Keep Devices Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

United Learning Trust is the largest multi-academy trust in the UK with 75 primary and secondary academies and a further 15 independent schools. Dave Munro has worked as a Senior Technology Specialist at United Learning for 18 months, helping to

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Essential Guide to K-12 Content Filtering

Web filtering has become more challenging for schools to find the balance between safety and appropriate access for students. In this whitepaper, we discuss overcoming the challenges of K-12 content filtering systems and how Lightspeed can help.

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Mobile App Management

In today’s learning environment, apps are the gateway to educational content. But managing all those apps can be challenging for school IT staff. Learn about the tool you can use to easily and remotely push, revoke, move, manage, and report

Tech&Learning: 5 Best Mobile Device Management (MDM) Tools for Education

The key to a well-managed school technology program is an MDM that allows IT teams to efficiently take control of devices. Tech & Learning breaks down the top five MDM tools for education, naming Lightspeed Mobile Device Management™ as the

Three Tips for Successfully Managing Android Devices

As we talk with many of our partners in education adapting to distance learning, we understand that a top challenge is providing enough devices to meet the demands for your students – a demand that’s also impacting manufacturers of top K12 devices. Due to a backlog in orders

Lightspeed Systems® Releases Admin Roles Feature to Filter and MDM Solutions

AUSTIN, TX. — Lightspeed Systems, the leading provider of filtering and MDM solutions for K-12 schools, has released a crucial new feature for its Lightspeed Filter™ and Lightspeed Mobile Device Management™ solutions. Admin Roles allows admins of the software solution to delegate

Lightspeed Systems® Provides Software Solutions to Area Schools as REMC SAVE Awarded Vendor

AUSTIN, TX. — Ed-tech solution provider Lightspeed Systems is an awarded vendor through REMC SAVE, making its device filtering, monitoring, and management solutions available to K-12 schools across the state of Michigan. REMC SAVE works with top technology providers to procure large-volume bid prices

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