You have the Course Tiles setting set to Boost default. If you do that then it follows the Boost default and will not work. It switches to Moodle code and ignores what we do in Fordson. All you need to do is choose a new Course Tile Display. Try something like Tile Style 1 or 4.
Also, make sure that "Frontpage My Courses Sort Order by Last Access" is turned on.
Just an FYI, we are designing and building Fordson to work with the Dashboard as the default homepage for users moving forward. Moodle really built some amazing new blocks for the dashboard that provide exactly the type of structure and features we were looking for in spectacular fashion!
What we do is remove the ability for users to modify/customize their dashboard and then we can set it to only have the blocks we want them to have for consistency.