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New and Changing: Updates from AIT

Posted January 14, 2021 by Academic and Institutional Technology
Tags: Department News

How can I clean my tech?

Are you being extra vigilant about cleaning during this COVID-19 epidemic?  Good for you!  You may have considered the need to clean the technology around you, including items like your office phone. 

Cleaning your office phone is a great idea, but you need to be mindful of a few things.

  • Do not spray anything on to your office phone (any dripping liquid will cause damage to technology).
  • You could use a spray, like Oxivir, which the College is providing, if you spray it on to a paper towel.

Professors will already be familiar with this, since they’ve been carefully cleaning technology each time they walk into a classroom.  But if you want a refresher, you’ll find that the first 39 seconds of this video talk about wiping down equipment on the Smart Desk.  Back when we filmed this, we had disinfecting wipes—most classrooms now have paper towels and spray bottles.  Also, we had not yet covered the keyboard or posted the sign on the Smart Desk, but the principle is the same.

You can find plenty of information online with advice about how to clean technology.  Here’s a great article from Good Housekeeping on how to clean your screen.  This article is specific to cleaning PC screens.  Here’s one about sanitizing your mobile phone.  Here is information about cleaning your office phone

All the articles agree, though, that you must not spray liquid on to your electronic device

If you have any questions about how to safely clean your technology, please contact us at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).