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Tutorials

Taking the time to develop your skills will help you get the most out of your SL experience. This site provides you with tutorials from the most basic level to advanced as well as dates of up coming trainings. We will continue to add more tutorials to this site, please visit often.

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Live Trainings

We offer regular training sessions to our students in the beginning of each semester. For Spring 2015, training dates are listed below.

Before attending a training session you must:

  1. Create an account in Second Life,
    • go to http://join.secondlife.com/
    • enter a username (something that you will remember)
    • choose a look then press Select Avatar
    • Fill in the fields requested, then select Create Account
    • then choose Free Account
  2. Print out getting started section.
  3. If you have a laptop, I recommend you bring it.
  4. Be on time! We will not accept anyone attending 5 minutes after session started.
 1/22/2015             9:00AM - 10AM          Education building 2.226 Computer Labs
1/22/2015              5:30PM - 6:30PM       Education building 2.226 Computer Labs
1/23/2015              9:00AM - 10:00AM     Education building 2.226 Computer Labs
1/23/2015              1:00PM-2:00PM         Education building 2.226 Computer Labs
1/26/2015              9:00AM - 10:00AM     Education building 2.226 Computer Labs
1/26/2015              1:00PM-2:00PM         Education building 2.226 Computer Labs
1/26/2015              5:30PM - 6:30PM       Education building 2.226 Computer Labs
1/27/2015              9:00AM - 10:00AM     Education building 2.226 Computer Labs
1/27/2015              5:30PM - 6:30PM       Education building 2.226 Computer Labs
1/28/2015              9:00AM - 10:00AM     Education building 2.226 Computer Labs
1/28/2015              1:00PM-2:00PM         Education building 2.226 Computer Labs
 
Online Trainings
We have developed a self paced Blackboard course called Introduction to Second Life , if you can't attend a live training. This course is broken down to 5 Modules: Basics, Intermedicate, Appearance, Buiding and Scripting.
If you currently are not enrolled for the training, please email jessica@utpa.edu to be added to the course.
 
Need help? Submit a ticket or check to see if we are online by going to COLTT Help Request

Tip: We have found that Firestorm is a faster more efficient client to login in to our Second Life Campus, if you would like to download  this, go here: http://www.firestormviewer.org/downloads/


 

Tutorials

Click on the links below to view some video tutorials & handouts

Getting Started: (handout)

Logging In

Going to UTPA

Second Life Interface

Basics:

Classroom Basics

Editing Avatar's Appearance

Teaching/Presenting:

Teaching tools

Powerpoints

Uploading Images

Building:

Basic Building

The Marketplace

 

If you would like us to develop a new tutorial, email your requests to secondlife@utpa.edu.

 

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