Getting Started

New to AWARDS?  You've come to the right place!  This portion of Online Help is dedicated to helping you as you get started with using AWARDS.

  Click-by-Click Instructions

Logging Into and Out of AWARDS - Learn about logging into and out of AWARDS.

A Closer Look @ AWARDS Basics

System Requirements - Learn about the system requirements necessary for a successful AWARDS experience.

AWARDS Structure - Learn about the basic structure of AWARDS.

Getting Help with AWARDS - Learn how to get help with AWARDS via our available online resources and the Help Desk.

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting Started Frequently Asked Questions

Related Documents

AWARDS Tips Sheet

Password Reset / Security Details - Getting Started Guide

Two-Factor Authentication - User's Guide

Training Films & Demonstrations

Password & Security Details in AWARDS (10 min)

FootholdConnect Event Recordings

  NOTE: Recordings marked with a red asterisk (*) were made prior to deployment of significant AWARDS enhancements and do not reflect those changes; however, the overall content is still relevant and useful.

Intro to Foothold Technology (50 min) * - April 2015

New to AWARDS?  Check out this orientation to Foothold Technology and the AWARDS application.  We briefly explain how Foothold works with our clients, what staff can expect from training, and how our Help Desk process works.  We also provide an introductory overview of all major AWARDS functions.

IT and AWARDS (38 min) - November 2015

While AWARDS is cloud-based software, agencies still need Internet enabled devices such as laptops, desktops, and/or tables to access their databases.  Join us for a discussion about the different hardware and software options available on the market and learn how agencies utilize them to get the most out of their AWARDS experience.

Planting the Seeds of Training:  Train-the-Trainer (31 min) - November 2016

At Foothold Technology, we promote a Train-the-Trainer model - encouraging agencies to utilize staff to teach their colleagues how to use AWARDS. In this repeat of one of our Expo 2016 sessions, we explore strategies to help your trainers teach their colleagues to effectively grow a forest full of skilled AWARDS users. We discuss what you should consider when choosing your training team, and review best practices for passing on the information about using AWARDS at your agency.

User's Conference Continued - Tips for Succeeding at AWARDS (1 hr) - July 2019 *

Do you know you can configure FormBuilder fields to default to a specific value for all instances of your form? Do you know how to use dynamic filters on ReportBuilders to show you all of the progress notes that were written in the last two weeks, regardless of when you choose to run that report? Do you know the easiest way to find information in Online Help? Attend this session to hear a whole series of tips that will make you a graduate level AWARDS user!