Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tutorial on how to get started in Second Life

Creating an Avatar in Second Life
Your first step is to create an avatar on Second Life. You can try it alone by going to http://www.secondlife.com and click on JOIN NOW or you can watch the following video. This vdieo is a video tutorial taken from The university of Texas at Brownsville

You will need to have been born before August 1, 1992 to get an avatar that can go to URBE EFL Center.

After you have created your avatar, you will need to download a viewer to your computer. When you complete the avatar tutorial on Second Life they will instruct you to download their viewer. There are other options. We recommend the Phoenix Firestorm viewer. This viewer is more reliable, creates less lag, and easy to use. Click here for an instructional video on the Phoenix Firestorm viewer.

If you prefer the Second Life viewer and missed the download, you can find on this webpage http://www.secondlife.com. Scroll to the bottom of the page and download the viewer. The difference between the viewers is that the Second Life viewer often has more advanced visual and audio features. The downside is that the Second Life viewer has many updates that are not always stable. Click here to download the Phoenix Firestorm viewer.

1. If you are using the SL viewer, change your viewer from Basic to Advanced. If you fail to do this you will not be able to do all the fun things. If you are on Advanced, you will see tabs on the left and extra features on the bottom tab of your viewer. See the image on the right.

2. Now log on to your viewer and put Pionia Destiny in the Search Box on the top right. Click on People and you will see the name. Click on Profile and make Pionia Destiny a friend. I will know you are on and be able to provide assistance. You only have to send me an IM.

3. To go to URBE EFL Center you just have to click on the following link: http://slurl.com/secondlife/The%20Mist/213/86/21

You must belong to the group:..EFL Center in SL. Send an IM to Pionia Destiny asking to be invited to the group or look into Pionia Destiny Profile and look for URBE EFL Center in SL group there. Once you have found it, just click and join.

Virtual Worlds are just like the Internet. As a representative of URBE you are to conduct yourself professionally at all times. Just like the Internet it is easy to put information up, but you can never take it down. Do not say or do anything that you would not want your Grandmother or a future employer to see.

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