Is there a way to disable course nicknames?

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Hi All,

New to the Canvas Community.

Have had a request to disable students ability to nickname their courses. Found an old post from 2018 but wondered if anyone has done anything with this?


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You will need to have access to upload Custom CSS file (E.g. Root admin account), have a look at this article

The following CSS will hide the "3-dot" button which allows students to set course's nickname


.ic-DashboardCard__header-button {
    position: absolute;
    top: 12px;
    right: 12px;
    width: 36px;
    height: 36px;
    border-radius: 50%;
    visibility: hidden;


However, students can still disable the custom CSS from their browser.

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