Not only can teachers include nicknames for new assignments, you can also edit or add a nickname to an existing/past assignment. Here are 2 past assignments without nicknames.
To add a nickname, locate the assignment, and select Edit.
Type the nickname, and Save.
The nickname (along with the resource title) will appear on the teacher's assignment card.
The nickname (along with the resource title) will also appears on the assignment card for the student(s).
*Reports will continue to show the resource name in the course rather than the nickname.
*Assignment nicknames do not appear in the My Course area for students. My Course only shows resource titles.