Installing the Rapidmooc App for a non-admin Windows user
Version 1.02 – January 2022
The Rapidmooc application is based on the UWP Universal Windows Platform and has, as such, a reinforced security (e.g.: impossibility for the application to write in directories other than those specific to the user "My documents", "My videos", "My images",...).
The application is also secured by a code signing certificate from an approved authority. Code signing has two functions: it confirms the identity of the author of the software and proves that the code has not been modified or altered after signing.
Rapidmooc is a standalone (desktop) application that does not rely on external cloud/web components to operate. Thus, if needed, the Rapidmooc kiosk can operate in a completely disconnected mode for video recording which remains the main functionality.
The content of this document deals with the installation of the Rapidmooc application for a Windows user without administrator rights.
Please note that it is technically possible to provision the automatic installation of the Rapidmooc application for any newly created user although this is not covered in this document.
It is recommended to apply the latest Windows updates before proceeding with the installation procedure. In case of installation on a PC not supplied by Rapidmooc, the pre-installed operating system must be Windows 10 pro 64 bits, version 20H2 or later. To be noted that the Rapidmooc application and hardware are fully compatible with Windows 11.
The computer on which you want to install the application must be connected to the internet.
You may be asked to enter the administrator password during the installation process.
Enabling the developer mode
To do this, open the Windows settings screen (via the start menu or the WINDOWS + I key combination). Then click on "Update &Security" as below:
In the window below, click on the "For developers" menu, then enable the Developer mode if not already done:
Installing the Rapidmooc application
The Rapidmooc application installation package is available for download at the following address:
Download the zip archive and unzip it.
Go to the unzipped folder. Right click on the "Add-AppDevPackage" file and select "Run with PowerShell" as in the image below.
A Powershell window will open as shown below. Follow the instructions to finalize the installation.
Once the installation is completed, the Rapidmooc App appears in the program lists shown in the Windows start menu:
Configuring the Rapidmooc App autostart
We highly recommend to set up the autostart for the application. To do so, first create a shortcut toward the application. In the start menu, right click on the Rapidmooc application and click on the “Pin to start” option.
The app icon shows on the screen. Drag it to the desktop.
Type “Run: in the windows search bar. Click on « Run » as shown below :
A new window appears. Type « shell:common startup » :
A new window appears and show the start folder.
Drag the previously created shortcut in this folder. This will trigger the automatic start of the application.
Verifying the installation
Once the app has been successfully installed, you can launch it to test that everything is in order.
After a few second, you will land on the homepage, click on “Record video”.
The camera feed should appear on the screen. Please refer to the user guide and manual available in the help desk section of the homepage to conduct additional testing.