On your Canvas Dashboard, Right Click on a Course Card and choose Inspect If you miss and the highlighted element is not exactly as shown, hover over the elements until you have the whole Course Card Look for the <div> elements with a class of ic-DashboardCard
Choose Delete Element It's Gone! Not Really. And you didn't break anything either. You deleted the element from the browser's local copy of the page, nothing on the server has changed. To get a new copy from Canvas, continue to step 3
Refresh the page
All Done! After the refreshed page downloads, your Canvas Dashboard is back to normal.
There's no real purpose for doing this other than to walk you through finding elements to edit on the page, or to make this tutorial. I'm enrolled in a few more than the three courses seen here. For the average Canvas user this may be helpful for writing tutorials and other documentation, or maybe removing and modifying personally identifiable information to take and transfer screenshots safely.
To modify an element on the page, right click on it or find it in the Elements tab, and choose Copy ► Copy Selector
Using either of the 1 line jQuery* snippets below, you can change the title of the Dashboard page or remove the last Dashboard Card from the page
// change the page title/header $('#dashboard_header_container > div > h1').html('My Dashboard')
// remove the last dashboard card $('.ic-DashboardCard:last').remove()
Each line should edit the page immediately and the console will respond with an updated DOM object
Refresh the page to clear your changes
// change the page title/header document.querySelector("#dashboard_header_container > div > h1").textContent ="My Dashboard";
:smileydevil: Rapid Escalation
If you want to make changes to your Canvas Dashboard more permanently, check out this thread and Github repository.
I used to develop web applications and content management systems; since 2013 I've been cobbling together Canvas integrations and features for K12 Online & Blended Learning...KOBL. From LAMP stack to Canvas stack(?), and trying to make it portable one project at a time.