contains links to important College policy statements.
Instructor Student Contact Policy
Validation of Preparedness to Teach Online
This section contains links to copyright issues and
resources, especially those related to the TEACH Act of
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
- TEACH Act authorization
- Fair Use
- Permission of the copyright holder
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
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,
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:
- They must be integral to your teaching of the
course, and not simply background or enrichment
- They must not have been produced for the
distance education market in the first place.
- They must be no longer than a typical class
- They must be legally obtained.
- There is not already be a digitized version of
the materials already available to your students.
- They must be available only to the students
enrolled in the class for which they are intended
and only for the term for which that class is being
- You must disclose full copyright information
about the materials, along with a warning
- You must make every reasonable effort to prevent
duplication and redistribution.
Academic Technology has a new protocol in place for
processing streaming media requests.
Click here to
access a description.
Copyright resources from Academic Technology.
Resources Related to Copyright
Palomar College Links
Academic Technology Policies