CanvasCanvas DashboardHow do I nickname my Canvas Dashboard cards?

How do I nickname my Canvas Dashboard cards?

Canvas course sites are named using the automatically-generated course name from SIS (e.g. "FA22-FAM-0193-01-Special Topics"). To help you distinguish between courses with similar names, you can create course nicknames.  

Course nicknames appear in the Dashboard, Course Navigation Menu, course breadcrumbs, and notification emails.

If you need to know the original name of the course, you can hover over the nickname and the original name will appear. Additionally, the course code is not affected and always displays on the course card for course reference.

A course nickname does not affect the course name at the account or course level. It only changes the name of the course for the individual user who created the nickname; other users will not see the nicknames you create.

Go to your Canvas Dashboard

Canvas dashboard

Click on the Properties icon (3 vertical dots) for the class you want to nickname

Canvas dashboard tile with properties icon highlighted

This displays the properties panel for that class card.

Edit the Nickname box, then click Apply

nickname flyout menu displayed with nickname filled in and apply button highlighted
Canvas dashboard with nickname displayed on tile