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Pain Workshop Resource Guide

Using Zoom, Mentimeter and Padlet

In the pain assessment sessions of the workshop we will score some behaviour video sequences and some “pain faces” and we will use web-based software, Mentimeter to do this. In order to view higher resolution video sequences, we have made them available on the Research Animal Training Website, rather than viewing only via Zoom (at lower resolution).

We advise that you open 3 separate browser windows on your computer. One for Zoom, one for Mentimeter and one for the Research Animal Training Website. You may also find it easier to access Mentimeter separately on a mobile device such as a smartphone.

During the interactive sessions:

  1. Connect to Zoom, and use this to listen to Matt and view his shared screen
  2. On your phone, open a web browser and navigate to www.menti.com, when prompted, enter the session number provided by Matt. Alternatively, open a second browser window on your PC.
  3. Open a window and connect to the Research Animal Training Website, Matt will talk you through navigating to each of the video sequences.

Using Zoom and Padlet

For the problem-solving interactive sessions, we will use Zoom with break-out rooms.

In your break-out rooms, you will use Padlet, a web-based platform for posting comments, to record your discussions. You can think of Padlet as an interactive board for sharing “post-it notes” with your ideas and comments.

The link to the web page with your first Padlet board will be emailed to you before the workshop, and we will also post them in the Zoom chat window before we move to breakout rooms. Keep Zoom running so you can discuss the topic (don’t forget to accept the message to join the breakout room), and open another window with your web-browser and navigate to the Padlet link. 

The first Padlet board is set out in columns, and to add a post, click on the + below a column heading. Don’t worry about which column you use, you can drag the comments around to the appropriate heading later. On the second Padlet board, the format is completely open, and to post comments: 

  • double click anywhere on the board;
  • click the ‘+’ button in the lower right corner.
  • you can also drag files in or paste from your clipboard

You can nominate one of your break-out room participants to type in comments or all members of your group can add them independently. You can “vote-up” comments you agree with.

As comments are added, the Padlet board is updated in real-time, so if you watch the web-browser window you will see the updates. Sometimes you may get a message that the Padlet board has being updated elsewhere – refresh your browser window to update the content.

If you have questions for the “research worker” (or for the presenter) you can post those on the Padlet board and Paul or Matt will try to answer as quickly as possible.

Once you rejoin the group session, we will look at each board in turn, and discuss your comments and recommendations.