Course cards in the dashboard are customizable by adding a nickname and color preference. Once a nickname is added to a course card, Canvas will always reference the course using the nickname.
Customizing Course Card
1. Clicking the edit icon opens the customization options.
2. Type in the desired nickname for the course
3. Select the color preference
4. Click 'Apply' to save the settings
View Course Card Customization
Your course cards will now reflect the saved preferences.