The link to the Awards area is not added to the menu as a default item. Instructors that are planning to use awards in their course will need to add the link to the course navigation or add the widget to their home page.
Important Note: If you do not add the Awards link to the course navbar or the widget to the course home page, students will not be able to access their badges.
You can find instructions to add the link to your Navbar by following this link: Creating Custom Navbars.
You can find instructions to add the homepage widget by following this link: Adding Widgets to Homepages