Liz du Plessis is the Instructional Designer in the Distance Education department at Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC). She received a Master of Education degree in Learning Systems Design and Development from University of Missouri-Columbia in 2011 and a Ph.D. in U.S. History from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2009. She has served as an Instructional Designer inside and outside of higher education and as adjunct faculty in History. She has taught online, hybrid/flipped, face-to-face, and correspondence courses and trainings. At SRJC, she conducts workshops and creates resources to support faculty development of online course materials using Canvas and other multimedia tools.