Coach Emeritus

Kona "Community" Jones


[Operative Bio]

Here's what you need to know about this operative:
  • NAME:  @kona 
  • TITLE: Director of Online Learning; Adjunct Instructor of Statistics
  • SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION: Richland Community College
  • # TIMES AT INSTCON: 3 (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • 238922_twitter-16.png @KonaRJones


[Previous Missions]

The operative is well honed in all things Canvas and has taken part in the following missions.


[Current Mission]

The operative is starting mission InstructureCon 2017 Tuesday morning by sharing top secret intel during the Canvas Intel Exchange‌; a free Community meet-up. Wednesday will include a solo mission of No Need to Blame Canvas from 10:55-11:35 am in Red Cloud Peak and then a Jones special ops mission of Accomplishing the Impossible from 3:10-3:50 pm in Shavano Peak. The operative will finish off Mission InstructureCon with a Thursday team mission of Mission Possible: Best Practices for Increasing Student Retention and Success from 2:30-3:10 pm in Divide Room. **Updated 7/10/17 - Super top secret intel has revealed that the operative will be doing a surprise guest appearance during an additional session. Follow the operative on twitter for release of session information. Update 8/1/2017 - Guest appearance was in the   session.


For the Jones special ops mission the operative will be working with known conspirator,  @James ‌ (aka Mr‌ Canvancement), to present on Canvancements - Canvas Enhancements‌.



[Known Associates]

This mission is a canvasfamily affair and in addition to  @James  will include Reagan (5 yrs), Kennedy (10 months), and Grandma (age has been restricted and listed as confidential). This is the 4th InstructureCon for everyone except canvasbaby‌, who was featured in Missing out on InstructureCon 2016.


canvaskid‌ (aka James Jr.)
canvasbaby‌ (aka Daredevil)
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canvasgrandma‌ (aka The Babysitter)



If you see this person over the next few days, agents are advised to:

  • Ask for a Canvancement button
  • Ask about the Canvas Community - Go Rogue with Us 
  • Ask about Dropout Detective
7 Replies


Thanks Beth! I had fun being creative with this! Going to be a busy InstructureCon and hopefully better than ever!

Coach Emeritus

Great job, my friend, great job! I can tell you had fun!

Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

I just re-read this and realize I missed an important piece of information!


If you see this person over the next few days, agents are advised to:

  • Ask for a Canvancement button

You'll have BUTTONS?! Yes!! 

Also, I'd love to pick your brain a little bit about Dropout Detective and if you've heard anything in the wind about Nuro-Retention and how that works for your institution. Smiley Happy You're awesome Kona! Will be super happy to finally put a (in person) face to a name. 

Yep, we'all have buttons!! 

And yes, I'd love to sit (or walk or stand) and chat with you about DD and retention in general. It's definitely one of my passions!

How did I miss this!!!! After all of our button talk, you think I would have known.


Lol... well you can wait till next year or PM your address and I'd be happy to send you one!