uAchieve/Darwin - Overview
uAchieve is the name of the upgraded Darwin software. This application is used to create degree audit reports for students. The report is an unofficial audit of degree progress and includes all completed courses, as well as those currently in progress. uAchieve can be accessed via web or client application. The uAchieve Client is an application that is downloaded onto a user’s computer and is used to enter program/encoding information by designated uAchieve users.
Installation Information for uAchieve Client 4.4.1
uAchieve Client (version 4.4.1)
- Verify that you have Oracle on your machine.
- Download uAchieve Client 4.4.1 and follow all prompts.
- The next 2 steps are designed to help users update the default Darwin.ini file. The Darwin.ini file is a file used by the uAchieve Client to connect to the uAchieve database. It must be customized to allow users to connect to their university uachieve database(DARSDEVS, etc). Users can also edit their Darwin.ini file manually using the uAchieve Client (select 'Darwin.ini' under 'Help' in the upper left of the uAchieve Client)
- Download the university specific Darwin.ini file. Click on the appropriate link for your university below and save the UI*_Darwin.ini file to "C:\"
- Replace the default Darwin.ini file in the uAchieve Client Application folder - 'C:\Program Files\collegeSource\u.achieve 44\Darwin.ini'
Download uAchieve Client 4.4.1
Download Campus Specific Darwin.ini file
- If you are installing a group of workstations on a LAN, you might want to download the installation programs to a file server location so that the application can be shared by each workstation. Or you can choose to install the application to your workstation.
- In most cases, you must have administrative privileges to your workstation in order to complete the install.
- The uAchieve Client will run on a 64-bit operating system. Per the College Source vendor:
By default the installation location is Program Files (x86). This location is intended for 32-bit
applications, where the original Program Files directory is intended for 64-bit
applications. However, there appear to be connection issues when installing to Program
Files (x86). Make sure to change from the default location to either root or directly under
If defining an ODBC connection, you must make sure to define the data source in the 32-bit Data Source (ODBC) utility. To do so, make sure you do not currently have the Data Source (ODBC) utility open, then navigate to the following directory:
Double-click on the executable ( ODBCad32.exe ) to begin defining your ODBC data source connection.
- Users have reported issues when using the 64-bit version of Windows 7 and the Oracle 10g Client. Oracle 11g (32-bit) is recommended for Windows 7.
- The DBMS setting in the Darwin.ini file should correspond to the version of Oracle on the users machine:
DBMS=O84 >>Oracle 8.0.4 or Oracle 8i
DBMS=O90 >>Oracle 9i or 10g
DBMS=O10 >>Oracle 10g or 11g.
- If you receive a 'ATL71.DLL is missing from your computer' error, try copying the atl71.dll file in the folder \Windows\SysWOW64 to \Windows\System and \Windows\System32