Hi, Thanks so much for your response. I put the position fixed on the social media and that was a nice fix as now it no longer slides under other page elements.
You suggested a position fixed on the element with the class .panel-default. I do have a position fixed on the aside which wraps the panel-default. I put that CSS right into the page itself
(https://awakeningjoy.info/2015Test/bootstrap/aboutTheCoursePinLeftMenu.html line 9)
But i added more CSS there to set the panel-default to fixed as well, but it didn’t seem to change anything.
Yes, your answer is complicated but i am quite grateful and will continue to work to implement your suggestions as i figure it all out!