Blackmon Joins eLPS as Canvas Success Manager

The Division of eLearning and Professional Studies proudly announces that Christopher Blackmon will be joining our team effective Tuesday, April 1, as the Canvas Success Manager. Blackmon will oversee the administration, maintenance, and enhancement of Canvas, UAB’s new learning management system, and supporting technologies and collaborate with other Canvas administrators university wide to ensure things run smoothly for faculty, staff, and students. He will also explore emerging technologies for enhancing the user experience. Blackmon currently serves as a systems analyst for the UAB Heart and Vascular Center.
 
According to Dr. Elizabeth Fisher,  eLPS Director of Academic Outreach, “Mr. Blackmon is experienced, capable and personable-- a perfect fit for managing Canvas. We are extremely pleased with the hiring committee’s decision.” Staff from eLPS and the Business, Health Professions and Nursing schools served on the hiring committee.  Blackmon will also collaborate with other campus units and Canvas staff to ensure Canvas operates effectively and efficiently.
 
Blackmon stated, "I am very excited about this new and challenging opportunity at UAB.  I am a proud UAB alumni, and I look forward to managing Canvas to provide the best user experience for UAB faculty, staff and students."