The purpose of the Technology Champions is to improve the utilization of technology, increase skills across campus and enhance communication between Instructional & Campus Technologies (I&CT) and faculty/staff.  An Elon Technology Champion is a liaison between I&CT, their department/area and the Elon community.

A Champion provides first line support and coaching and identifies training needs for all members of the Champion’s department/area.  As an advocate, a Champion brings technology initiatives and knowledge to their area on behalf of I&CT and lobbies for their peers in relation to technology resources and support.  We invite you to learn more about us and our mission.

Upcoming Event

Learn about Data Security at Elon (Lunch and Learn)
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
12-1:30 pm, Oaks 212
Click here to register
 
Keith Schoenefeld will discuss issues that are the focus of his new role at Elon University. Among these are data inventory, password management, and how to protect "High Risk" data at Elon University. Keith has been working in Higher Education for 19 years, with a primary focus of information security for the last 9 years. He joined Elon University in August 2015 in the newly created position of Information Security Director.

Do you have ideas for events you want the Champions to sponsor? Do you wish you knew more about certain technology on campus? Email Julie White with your ideas!

Champions Visit the Maker Hub

The Champions recently visited the Maker Hub and completed the Marshmallow Challenge.

New Champions

The Technology Champions team has grown. Please join us in welcoming our newest members.

Kemp Allen, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
Lauren Argetsinger, Data and Research Coordinator for Admissions
Catherine Chiang, Associate Professor of Accounting
Lorie Gaines, Program Assistant, Academic Advising
Paul Holt, Maintenance Control Manager
Shannon Kimball, Program Assistant, Love School of Business
Todd Lee, Professor of Mathematics and Faculty Fellow for Technology
Jan Register, Program Assistant, Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life
Chris Spires, Assistant Director for Online Communications
Tim Stream, Service Desk Analyst
Jerry Waller, Systems Librarian and Assistant Librarian
Nancy Ward, Financial Planning Data Coordinator
Michael Williams, Director of Campus Center Operations and Conferences
Amanda Zamzes, Business and Data Manager, Isabella Cannon Global Education Center

Interested in becoming a Champion?

If you are interested in becoming a Champion, please discuss the opportunity with your supervisor and email Julie White.

Champions Chatter

"Does your computer run slowly? Are websites not loading properly? Have your experienced any other issues with your computer? Here are some quick tips to remedy most issues that you may experience. Remember, you can find additional tips on the Elon Technology Wiki and you can always contact the Service Desk at extension 5200 if you are experiencing issues or need assistance with any technology."
- Kemp Allen, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions and Technology Champion

Clear Browsing History/Data
The process to complete this task varies slightly depending on what web browser you are using. This is useful in removing the temporary files that are downloaded when you visit different websites and can potentially fix websites that do not load properly or load slowly.

Mozilla Firefox Wiki Page

Google Chrome Wiki Page

Internet Explorer Wiki Page

Restart your Computer
Shut down or restart your computer regularly. This causes your computer to refresh/reload critical components and can correct many minor issues.

Program Not Responding
In Windows, you can access the Task Manager and force a program to end if it is not responding. To do this, hold down Ctrl + Alt + Delete and select “Start Task Manager” from the options presented. Select the name of the program that is not responding and then select the “End Task” button.

On a Mac, you can do the same task by clicking on the Apple icon in the Menu bar (top left corner typically) and then choosing “Force Quit”. Select the name of the program that is not responding and then select the “Force Quit” button.