Lightspeed Systems Teams up With Google for Education Technology to Provide Distance Learning Resources

google | May 20, 2020

  • Lightspeed Systems has partnered with Google for Education as a technology resource for schools transitioning to distance learning.

  • In an effort to help schools worldwide protect and manage distance learning programs, is offering its remote web filtering and classroom management platforms for free .

  • Lightspeed Systems partners with schools to make learning safe, mobile and easily managed. Partnered with 6,500 districts in the United States.


Education technology solutions provider Lightspeed Systems (“Lightspeed” or “the Company”) has partnered with Google for Education as a technology resource for schools transitioning to distance learning. Lightspeed joins the list of distance learning resources as a global, multi-language partner with its filtering and classroom monitoring solutions. As schools across the world deployed distance learning programs, there became a heightened need for remote safety and monitoring solutions on student devices to maintain instructional continuity.. .


In an effort to help schools worldwide protect and manage distance learning programs, Lightspeed is offering its remote web filtering and classroom management platforms for free through the end of this school year. Lightspeed’s Relay Filter and Relay Classroom are cloud-based filtering and monitoring solutions that can be remotely deployed for easy over-the-air setup. With Relay Filter, schools can enable full filtering and activity reporting, including student safety protection, Safety Check, to monitor internet activity for signs of students in emotional distress.



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“We’re proud to work with our partners by providing Relay Filter and Relay Classroom as a resource to protect and engage students around the world while distance learning.”

~ Mike Durando, VP Strategic Alliances Lightspeed


Relay Classroom provides students and teachers with a virtual classroom management experience, complete with live screen monitoring, custom web rules, link sharing, and simple messaging. 'We’re proud to work with our partners by providing Relay Filter and Relay Classroom as a resource to protect and engage students around the world while distance learning,” shares Mike Durando, VP of Strategic Alliances for Lightspeed Systems. Relay Filter and Relay Classroom are available as distance learning solutions to schools affected by COVID-19 at no cost through June 30, 2020. For more information, visit Chromebook App Hub’s Distance Learning Resources.

“Partnered with 6,500 districts in the United States and 28,000 schools around the world, Lightspeed Systems offers integrated filtering, management, monitoring, and protection for schools through its groundbreaking platform .“


Lightspeed Systems partners with schools to make learning safe, mobile and easily managed. Partnered with 6,500 districts in the United States and 28,000 schools around the world, Lightspeed Systems offers integrated filtering, management, monitoring, and protection for schools through its groundbreaking platform, Relay. Headquartered in Austin, TX (with offices in Portland and the U.K.), Lightspeed serves over 15 million students in 35 countries. Relay covers every OS as well as BYOD, and IoT traffic—on the school network, at home, or anywhere. Relay helps you balance high-level oversight with tier-based management including access and data privacy controls. Smart features to keep kids safe on and off campus.With features like Safety Check and YouTube Smart Play, Relay helps kids safe from cyberbullying, self-harm, and inappropriate content.


A student’s K-12 experience has a profound impact on their future. Google for Education shareable devices and collaborative tools help teachers prepare all students with new, more engaging ways to learn the skills they need to succeed. Google for Education gives teachers the freedom to spend more time personalizing the learning experience, and less time managing it. Students can learn 21st-century problem-solving and the skills they’ll use in their future careers, with accessibility features that help every student do their best work. Google for Education products are easy to deploy, use, and manage. With a few clicks, IT administrators can set up new devices and manage policies across an entire school or district. Automated, cloud-based management streamlines processes and ensures all users stay up to date.


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What do the students themselves expect, in terms of how video will play a part in their education? Unsurprisingly for a generation raised on YouTube, they expect a lot. 82% of respondents viewed students’ expectations for how much video should be part of their learning experience as increasing. 17% thought it was holding steady. How Age/Stage of Learning Affects Expectations Interestingly, the farther along in the educational process an institution is, the more likely they are to see student demand for video increasing. 72% of primary/secondary schools see their students’ expectations as rising, while 87% of graduate schools report increasing expectations.

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What do the students themselves expect, in terms of how video will play a part in their education? Unsurprisingly for a generation raised on YouTube, they expect a lot. 82% of respondents viewed students’ expectations for how much video should be part of their learning experience as increasing. 17% thought it was holding steady. How Age/Stage of Learning Affects Expectations Interestingly, the farther along in the educational process an institution is, the more likely they are to see student demand for video increasing. 72% of primary/secondary schools see their students’ expectations as rising, while 87% of graduate schools report increasing expectations.

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