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Auxiliary video

You can play audio and video from a variety of your own external devices (such as portable DVD players and VHS players) by choosing “Auxiliary Video" as the Presentation Source in a classroom. This requires using your own cables and the jacks available on the equipment rack. Most general purpose classrooms have this capability.


A photo of auxiliary cables and the inputs on the equipment rack
Touch screen control with Auxiliary Video highlighted
  1. Connect the yellow, white, and red cable to the external device (e.g., DVD player).
  2. Connect the other end of the yellow, white, and red cable to the front of the equipment rack.
  3. Choose the presentation source  "Auxiliary Video."


If you have questions about auxiliary video, contact the Classroom Support Hotline at 612-625-1086 or

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