Playing a DVD in a Classroom

Modified on Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 10:37 AM

As the industry continues to move towards digital content, Lesley University is working diligently to enable all our classrooms to play copy-protected content. Old systems such as VHS use an older technology which is incompatible with copy-protected content.  When individuals try to use the latest technology on outdated systems, the screen is black and only audio can be heard.  To empower educators to deliver content through devices such as iPads or other media delivery services, we've upgraded all our classrooms from analog to digital.

If you have not moved to digital content and still need to show a DVD, you can do so with the following applicable resources.  VHS is no longer supported.

  1. Reserve a Laptop with a DVD Player: You can reserve a loaner laptop by going to

  2. USB DVD Drive:  If you have a Macintosh laptop computer that does not have a built in DVD drive, we have USB DVD drives that are available to be checked out.

  3. Classroom Computers with DVD Players:  The following rooms have a teacher station equipped with a DVD drive
    • U Hall 2-078
    • U Hall 2-141
    • U Hall 3-087
    • Doble 309
    • Wolfard 201
    • Wolfard 203
    • Wolfard 204
    • Sherilll 153
    • Sherrill 155

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