Academic Technology @ Palomar College


Document Scanning

If you wish to scan documents into PDF format for your technology enhanced, or online, classes please be sure the amount and type of document meets the terms of fair use under the US copyright law.  Here are links to fair use resources and a fair use worksheet which may help you in making the determination.  We at Palomar College use the policy guidelines of the University of California as a model.  If the scanning you wish to do does qualify as fair use, then contact Elaine Armstrong at ext. 2644 or for assistance.

Graphics Creation

If you need assistance with your small-scale graphics projects, creating course banners or line art for Blackboard, for example, or creating art work for an online ad, please contact Elaine Armstrong at ext. 2644 or  She can assist you in creating it.

Slide Scanning

We can scan 35mm slides in groups, creating graphics files at various resolutions, or we have a slide scanner for faculty use in room LL-111.

Additionally we have an ImageLab 35mm slide scanner which may be made available for checkout. If you are interested in scanning your slides in the comfort of your own home, you can see the scanner device in action in this video:

Streaming Media

For streaming media services, click here.

Website Creation

If you are a faculty member or represent an academic department and do not currently have a Palomar College web site, please contact Chris Norcross (ext. 3225 or or Elaine Armstrong (ext. 2644 or  for assistance in setting up your web space, placing initial content there, and learning how to update the site ongoing.

The easiest way to get a web site up and running, and to maintain one, is to use our WordPress implementation.  If you would rather construct a web site from scratch and edit the actual html, Expression Web 4 is available to full-time faculty and staff members through the IS department for use on district computers. For home use, Expression Web 4 is available as a free download. We also support the use of Dreamweaver,, and our web servers fully support Dreamweaver authoring, but we do not provide training on its use.

If you have an existing web site, we are currently in the process of migrating all Palomar web sites to a new server platform, and you will be contacted by Chris Norcross of our staff if any special actions are needed to complete your migration to the new structure.  The migration itself should be transparent to users except for any fixes required by Chris.

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