Course 1: Getting Started with TRACS

This course provides an introduction to the TRACS application, why it is used, and how TRACS standardized objectives are formatted. This course also provides an overview of how to build or translate objectives into a TRACS compatible format using the TRACS Performance Matrix and Objective Builder Tool. This course is similar to the instructor-led course, yet is available online and also includes tutorials on registering for TRACS, logging in and system navigation.

Course 2: TRACS Grant Proposal and Project Statement

This course provides step by step instructions for upfront data entry into TRACS including entering the grant proposal, project statement(s) and objectives. The instructor-led webinar also includes an overview of the approvals process, minor corrections, amendments and the link to the FBMS award.

Course 3: TRACS Approvals, Amendments and Award

This course provides an overview of the approval roles in TRACS and walks through the approval steps for the project statement, how to enter a minor correction and how to enter an amendment. Note: The content in this online course is covered at the end of the grant proposal and project statement live instructor-led webinar.

Course 4: TRACS Performance Reporting

This course provides step by step instructions for completing interim and final performance reports, including completing the objective reports and the performance reporting questionnaire for each project statement and period of performance. This course also reviews the process for reporting on real property acquisition by linking to a real property record, as well the process for reporting on facilities construction, renovation or acquisition, which similarly requires a link to facility record(s).

Course 5: TRACS Species and Habitat

This course reviews how to enter target species and habitat information in TRACS, including how to use the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) species database, additional marine species database, National Vegetation Classification System (NVCS) habitat list and more detailed habitat database, and how to add custom or hybrid species not found in other databases. This course is similar to the instructor-led course, yet is available online. 

Course 6: TRACS Mapping Tools

This course covers the mapping tools available in TRACS to create and edit a polygon/point and how to import a shapefile into the system.

Course 7: TRACS Real Property Inventory

This course provides step by step instructions for entering real property (lands) information into TRACS, including the approval process and steps to enter an adjustment.

Course 8: TRACS Facilities Inventory

This course provides step by step instructions for entering facility records into TRACS to meet reporting requirements for grants with the objective strategy of "Facility Construction, Renovation or Acquisition". This course also provides an overview of the approval process and steps to enter an adjustment. 

Course 9: TRACS User Management

This course covers the User Management Module, which is used by federal and non-federal user administrators to create, update, and manage users profiles, group access, and permissions.

Course 10: TRACS Comprehensive Management System (CMS)

This course reviews the steps to enter a Comprehensive Management System (CMS) grant. The Comprehensive Management System is unique to Arizona, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Wyoming and is a State’s method of operations that links programs, financial systems (including budget), human resources, goals, products, and services together into one interconnected system.