However, when you are screening a film on DVD in other settings on campus, the law is not so easy to interpret.
Is the purpose to engage viewers by screening interesting movies on particular topics, or to truly educate?
You'll need evidence to indicate that it's educational. For example, a shared syllabus, or a description of the educational program, with learning objectives and expectations of participants?
Start by asking yourself these questions.
Is this screening part of the established educational programming (such as a symposium, a series, or a club) of a UA department or other group?
Is the screening paired with other activities (such as lectures, discussions, assignments, or activities) that are designed to meet educational outcomes developed by the sponsors?
Is there a dedicated UA faculty member or administrative lead responsible for oversight?
Are all the participants UA students?
There is some leeway in who the viewers are, but if it might include other community members, the instructor needs to verify that it would meet copyright law section 110(1).
All four answers should be "yes."
As a general rule, all four answers above should be "yes." If your screening doesn't meet these criteria, it may require additional performance rights or permission from the copyright holder.