Display a dashboard welcome message with Custom links?

Hello,

I want to display a welcome message in dashboard with my custom buttons and links, like the one displayed inside edublogs. (screenshot attached)

I already have Branding plugin installed on my network, there is an option to show the default wordpress welcome message, but there is no option to edit the text or links inside that welcome box.

I have also attempted to create a welcome message from scratch using Branding plugin, but it doesn't look as neat as the default wordpress welcome message.

So is there a way to Edit that dashboard welcome message?
Or create a similar one with my custom links?

Thanks in advance,
http://AndrewRezk.com