This section contains links to important College policy statements.
Distance Learning Policies
This section contains links to copyright issues and resources, especially those related to the TEACH Act of 2002.
To use multimedia elements online, that is, anything that might be displayed or performed in a traditional classroom, you have three choices with regard to copying the materials:
Click here to access a description of how these are handled at Palomar College.
With respect to printed materials intended for student reading: If it is a journal article, we recommend linking to it in the legally licensed journal databases maintained by the college. Click here to access the journal databases, and here to access a tutorial on how to create links that will work on and off-campus. If the article or text cannot be found in one of the databases or on the Internet on a publicly available site, then you must either make a fair use argument for duplicating the textual material, or get permission from the copyright holder.
The TEACH Act
Basically, the TEACH Act of 2002 harmonized the rights with respect to displaying copyrighted materials between classroom and distance computer mediated instructors. The following links describe the effects of the Act, which was signed into law November, 2002.
Be sure to at least go through the NCSU Teach Act check list before requesting Academic Technology to digitize materials to be placed within a copyright protected area on the Internet. Basically, your materials must meet the following criteria:
Academic Technology has a new protocol in place for processing streaming media requests. Click here to access a description.
Resources Related to Copyright
Palomar College Links