Second Life Virtual education is business as usual <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Basic user guide </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
Topics <ul><li>Intro </li></ul><ul><ul><li>About Second Life </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Setting up, Logging in & the Interface...
Intro About Second Life Return to Topics Menu
What is Second Life? <ul><li>A real time, massively multi-player interactive virtual world </li></ul><ul><li>A persistent,...
What do I need to know about Second Life, and how do I learn about it? <ul><li>Second Life is owned by Linden Labs – it is...
Do they speak my language? <ul><li>Second Life is international – you will meet people from all over the world, at any tim...
Setting up, Logging in & the Interface  System requirements, setup, logging in ... and what it looks like when you’re in t...
Getting Started: Can you join? <ul><li>Check the System Requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>https://secure-web36.secondlife...
Getting Started: Join the club <ul><li>Setting up an account: </li></ul><ul><li>Go to http://secondlife.com </li></ul><ul>...
Creating an account: It’s all about you <ul><li>Fill in the information: </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you use your IBM emai...
Creating an account: Create your virtual persona <ul><li>Name & password </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feel free to pick any first...
Creating an account: Create your virtual style <ul><li>Choose whichever default avatar look suits you </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
Creating account – Finalize information <ul><li>More fields to fill in: </li></ul><ul><li>Choose security question </li></...
Creating account – eMail verification <ul><li>Check your email: </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll get a message with a link </li></...
Download & install the software <ul><li>After creating your account you should be prompted to download the client </li></u...
Logging in <ul><li>Click Start, All Programs, Second Life Viewer 2 </li></ul>Use the name and password you created
The Interface Top Menu Bar Locations, Search, Menu options Bottom Task Panel Bar Movement, Chat, Expression, Views Side Ba...
Getting around Walking, Running, Flying, Teleporting Return to Topics Menu
Walk, run, fly … and jump To jump, simply press the Page Up key once Click  here  for more on this topic <ul><li>Flying </...
Teleporting  <ul><li>A much faster way of getting around. There’s a few ways to do it: </li></ul>Click  here  for more on ...
Teleporting (continued) Note: You can also use the Map function (covered later) <ul><li>Go to your teleport history, doubl...
SLurl’s: Another handy way of getting about <ul><li>SLurl = Second Life URL </li></ul><ul><li>A web address that provides ...
Tired after all that movement? <ul><li>Why not have a sit down? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can sit on most objects in Secon...
Communication Talking, chatting, making friends & joining groups Return to Topics Menu
Voice Over IP <ul><li>Check your settings by going to the Sound & Media tab in the Preferences Menu (Ctrl+P) </li></ul><ul...
Activating your microphone <ul><li>Click on the Speak button </li></ul>Microphone is ON if the button is illuminated and t...
Hearing other people <ul><li>There are two ways to hear people better: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use your camera to zoom in cl...
Text chat: Communicate with everyone, or just someone <ul><li>Public (Local) chat </li></ul><ul><li>Simply type your messa...
Friends & Groups <ul><li>To add someone as a friend, right click on their avatar and choose Add Friend </li></ul><ul><li>Y...
Once you’ve made friends <ul><li>You’re notified by popup when they log in / out </li></ul><ul><li>Open up your contact li...
Looking, location & searching Viewing controls, maps, searching & environment Return to Topics Menu
Camera Controls <ul><li>Very important to master this. You will need to be able to “zoom in” on objects such as presentati...
Map <ul><li>Click on World, Map (or Ctrl+M) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See where you are in relation to others </li></ul></ul><...
Mini-Map <ul><li>Click on World Mini-Map (Ctrl+Shift+M) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The small box that appears shows your orient...
The search bar <ul><li>Located at the top right hand side </li></ul><ul><li>Search for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People, Plac...
Control the daylight <ul><li>You can choose what time of day you want it to be in Second Life  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click...
The Material Stuff What you own, how you look and expressing yourself Return to Topics Menu
Possessions <ul><li>Your inventory in SecondLife contains everything you own, sorted into folders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ju...
Appearance: 2 ways to change how you look <ul><li>Use / wear items from your Inventory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clothing, bod...
Express yourself: Gestures & Speech Gestures <ul><li>Gestures – a good way of expressing yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ju...
Settings and more information Preferences Menu, Reference and Support information Return to Topics Menu
Settings <ul><li>Click Me, Preferences (or Ctrl+P) to view the default settings in SecondLife </li></ul>Do you want people...
Fore more information <ul><li>Reference </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ed Dev Team 3D Worlds Events Manual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
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  • Voice instructions: VoiP (voice chat) is included in the Second Life Viewer. To set it up, press Crtl+P, then go to the Voice Chat tab and click Enable Voice and click Use Push to Talk in toggle mode For the best experience, you should use a headset with a microphone. If you don’t have one, you can use the microphone on your Thinkpad provided you have a set of earphones/headset attached to your computer . Use a normal mp3 player earphone- this will prevent others from hearing a echo “in world” from your computer’s speakers Talk button is in bottom right corner. Click on the little lock to turn it ON – you will see yellow line around it. Click on the lock again to turn it off
  • Warning: Holding down the Ctrl+Alt keys then pressing the arrow buttons is a Windows function that will change the orientation of your entire computer screen. If this happens, hold down Ctrl+Alt and press the “Up” arrow and it should return to normal
  • Second life basics viewer2.0 v1

    1. 1. Second Life Virtual education is business as usual <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Basic user guide </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    2. 2. Topics <ul><li>Intro </li></ul><ul><ul><li>About Second Life </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Setting up, Logging in & the Interface </li></ul><ul><ul><li>System requirements, setup,logging in </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Getting around </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Walking, Running, Flying, Teleporting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Talking, chatting, making friends & joining groups </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Looking, location & searching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Viewing controls, Maps, Search & Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Material stuff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What you own, how you look and expressing yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Settings and more information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preferences Menu, Reference and Support information </li></ul></ul>Also, look up here for hyperlinks to more detailed information on selected topics This deck covers most of the basic things you’ll need to know to get started in Second Life. It is not a comprehensive guide of all functions Go into slideshow mode and you can click on the Topic titles to go straight there
    3. 3. Intro About Second Life Return to Topics Menu
    4. 4. What is Second Life? <ul><li>A real time, massively multi-player interactive virtual world </li></ul><ul><li>A persistent, social environment </li></ul><ul><li>A 3-D world on your 2-D computer screen </li></ul><ul><li>A world where you are represented by an avatar – and every avatar represents a real, live person </li></ul><ul><li>A place where you communicate by text chat, or via VOIP in-world </li></ul>
    5. 5. What do I need to know about Second Life, and how do I learn about it? <ul><li>Second Life is owned by Linden Labs – it is not an IBM product. No discussion of confidential information should happen in Second Life. </li></ul><ul><li>You must have an avatar to participate in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>You should practice with your avatar – the more you practice, the better you become. </li></ul><ul><li>Be courteous – there are real people behind every avatar. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for help. Most people in Second Life will go out of their way to help you. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete your orientations, and be open to new experiences – you will see things in Second Life that are have no counterpart in Real Life. And many things that do. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Do they speak my language? <ul><li>Second Life is international – you will meet people from all over the world, at any time of day or night. </li></ul><ul><li>A few terms you might see or hear: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SL = Second Life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RL = Real Life (where you are when you are not in SL) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FL = First Life (see RL above) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rez = making objects appear in SL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inworld = occurring inside SL </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Check the Glossary for a detailed list of terminology </li></ul>Click here for more on this topic
    7. 7. Setting up, Logging in & the Interface System requirements, setup, logging in ... and what it looks like when you’re in there Return to Topics Menu
    8. 8. Getting Started: Can you join? <ul><li>Check the System Requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>https://secure-web36.secondlife.com/my/support/system-requirements/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be sure you have the latest driver for your video card. </li></ul><ul><li>To update ThinkPad drivers, and for all support / troubleshooting for Second Life please go to the Virtual Support Gateway </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://w3.tap.ibm.com/w3ki08/display/LKVSS/Select+a+tool </li></ul></ul>Important Note: Some new ThinkPad models (such as the T400) have graphics cards which are not officially supported by Second Life; if you're using one you may get a warning that your computer does not meet the required minimum specification. Second Life may still work fine for you, but we strongly recommend that you go through the process of updating your graphics drivers.
    9. 9. Getting Started: Join the club <ul><li>Setting up an account: </li></ul><ul><li>Go to http://secondlife.com </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the “Join” link in the upper right hand corner. </li></ul>Click here for more on this topic
    10. 10. Creating an account: It’s all about you <ul><li>Fill in the information: </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you use your IBM email address </li></ul>Click here for more on this topic
    11. 11. Creating an account: Create your virtual persona <ul><li>Name & password </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feel free to pick any first name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Try to use your first name or something easy to pronounce! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose a last name from the list </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create your password </li></ul></ul>Click here for more on this topic
    12. 12. Creating an account: Create your virtual style <ul><li>Choose whichever default avatar look suits you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember you can change it at a later time </li></ul></ul>Note: Changing your appearance is covered later in this presentation Click here for more on this topic
    13. 13. Creating account – Finalize information <ul><li>More fields to fill in: </li></ul><ul><li>Choose security question </li></ul><ul><li>Read and accept the Terms of Service Agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Click the “Create Account” button </li></ul>Click here for more on this topic
    14. 14. Creating account – eMail verification <ul><li>Check your email: </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll get a message with a link </li></ul><ul><li>Click on that link to activate your Second Life account </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Known issue with trying to register while behind IBM firewall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try registering at home if registering from office doesn’t work. </li></ul></ul>Click here for more on this topic
    15. 15. Download & install the software <ul><li>After creating your account you should be prompted to download the client </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If not go to http://www.secondlife.com/download </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Logging in <ul><li>Click Start, All Programs, Second Life Viewer 2 </li></ul>Use the name and password you created
    17. 17. The Interface Top Menu Bar Locations, Search, Menu options Bottom Task Panel Bar Movement, Chat, Expression, Views Side Bar A variety of options Open / Close Sidebar Sidebar home My Profile People My Inventory Places My Appearance Click here for more on this topic
    18. 18. Getting around Walking, Running, Flying, Teleporting Return to Topics Menu
    19. 19. Walk, run, fly … and jump To jump, simply press the Page Up key once Click here for more on this topic <ul><li>Flying </li></ul><ul><li>Push the Page Up key until you get to your desired height, then use the arrow keys on your keyboard. Push the Page Down key to land </li></ul><ul><li>Or …click on the Move button, select the flying option to the left then click on the movement icons </li></ul><ul><li>Walking </li></ul><ul><li>Use the arrow keys on your keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Or …click on the Move button, select the walking option to the left then click on the movement icons </li></ul><ul><li>Running </li></ul><ul><li>Tap the Up arrow key twice, or click on Ctrl+R, then use the arrow keys on your keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Or …click on the Move button, select the running option in the middle, then click on the movement icons </li></ul>
    20. 20. Teleporting <ul><li>A much faster way of getting around. There’s a few ways to do it: </li></ul>Click here for more on this topic <ul><li>Double click on a landmark in your inventory. You will be prompted to teleport there </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hint: If you like a location and want to get back there easily, Click on World, Create Landmark here </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Look for teleport boards. Click on the area you want to visit and you will be prompted to teleport there </li></ul>
    21. 21. Teleporting (continued) Note: You can also use the Map function (covered later) <ul><li>Go to your teleport history, double click on locations in there to return to them </li></ul><ul><li>Go forward, back, “Home”, or use the favourites bar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drag and drop your favourite landmarks there </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create your own landmarks by clicking on the star on the right hand side of the address bar </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. SLurl’s: Another handy way of getting about <ul><li>SLurl = Second Life URL </li></ul><ul><li>A web address that provides direct teleports to locations in Second Life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Just paste it into your browser! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Orientation area, BM Learning Commons, Second Life: http://slurl.com/secondlife/IBM%20Learning%20Commons1/178/47/36 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For more information on SLurl’s: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://slurl.com/about.php </li></ul></ul>Click here for more on this topic Note: Create your own SLurl by copying your location from the “Address Bar”
    23. 23. Tired after all that movement? <ul><li>Why not have a sit down? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can sit on most objects in Second Life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>not just chairs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Just right click on it and select “Sit Here” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click the Stand button once you’ve had your rest! </li></ul></ul>Note: Some chairs work fine with just a left click. They may also have some preset camera views to help you see presentations etc
    24. 24. Communication Talking, chatting, making friends & joining groups Return to Topics Menu
    25. 25. Voice Over IP <ul><li>Check your settings by going to the Sound & Media tab in the Preferences Menu (Ctrl+P) </li></ul><ul><li>The screenshot shows standard settings </li></ul><ul><li>You can also click on the Input/Output Devices button to alter your microphone volume and ensure you have the correct devices selected </li></ul>Click here for more on this topic <ul><li>Also: You can pause or mute streamed music at the top right hand side of the Second Life interface </li></ul>
    26. 26. Activating your microphone <ul><li>Click on the Speak button </li></ul>Microphone is ON if the button is illuminated and the dot is green White dot above your head means VOIP is enabled Green waves emanating from the dot means you’re talking And OFF if not Click here for more on this topic Note: Remember to keep your microphone switched off when not talking!
    27. 27. Hearing other people <ul><li>There are two ways to hear people better: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use your camera to zoom in closer to them (Camera controls covered later) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adjust their volume individually. Click the arrow next to the Speak button </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select the person whose volume you want to adjust, click on the information button next to their name and adjust the volume slider as required </li></ul></ul>
    28. 28. Text chat: Communicate with everyone, or just someone <ul><li>Public (Local) chat </li></ul><ul><li>Simply type your message into the chat area and press enter </li></ul><ul><li>Click the arrow to the right of the local chat area to view chat (and activity) history </li></ul><ul><li>Private chat </li></ul><ul><li>There’s a few ways to do this, here’s the simplest method: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Right click on their avatar and choose IM. Enter your message in the box that appears </li></ul></ul>Click here for more on this topic
    29. 29. Friends & Groups <ul><li>To add someone as a friend, right click on their avatar and choose Add Friend </li></ul><ul><li>You can even personalise the message to them </li></ul><ul><li>You will be notified if / when they accept </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to look out for people offering you friendship </li></ul>Note: You can also join (or be asked to join) groups. Right click on your avatar and select My Groups to see what you’re currently a member of Click here for more on this topic
    30. 30. Once you’ve made friends <ul><li>You’re notified by popup when they log in / out </li></ul><ul><li>Open up your contact list by going to the People tab on the right hand menu </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the My Friends tab. You can then… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See if they’re currently online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IM them or start a private voice call </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chek out their profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer to teleport them to your location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alter their permissions relating to you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… and much more </li></ul></ul>Note: Going to the My Groups tab gives you similar options, including IM’ing your group
    31. 31. Looking, location & searching Viewing controls, maps, searching & environment Return to Topics Menu
    32. 32. Camera Controls <ul><li>Very important to master this. You will need to be able to “zoom in” on objects such as presentation screens etc. Remember also you can hear someone better if you zoom in on them </li></ul>Click here for more on this topic Basic Advanced Need help? Click the View button and select from the many view / camera movement options
    33. 33. Map <ul><li>Click on World, Map (or Ctrl+M) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See where you are in relation to others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See your location co-ordinates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copy the SLurl for your current location to your computer’s clipboard </li></ul></ul>Hint: Double click anywhere on the map to teleport there Click here for more on this topic
    34. 34. Mini-Map <ul><li>Click on World Mini-Map (Ctrl+Shift+M) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The small box that appears shows your orientation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The green dots are other people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrows pointing up are other people who are higher up that you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrows pointing down are other people who are lower down than you </li></ul></ul>Click here for more on this topic
    35. 35. The search bar <ul><li>Located at the top right hand side </li></ul><ul><li>Search for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People, Places, Events, Groups, Land Sales, Wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… and all of the above </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example: When you search and find a person you can view various details about them </li></ul><ul><li>Amongst other things, you are also able to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IM them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer to teleport them </li></ul></ul>
    36. 36. Control the daylight <ul><li>You can choose what time of day you want it to be in Second Life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on World, Sun </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select from the options available </li></ul></ul>
    37. 37. The Material Stuff What you own, how you look and expressing yourself Return to Topics Menu
    38. 38. Possessions <ul><li>Your inventory in SecondLife contains everything you own, sorted into folders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Just click on the Inventory icon on the right hand menu </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Build your inventory up as you go along, share items with friends </li></ul><ul><li>Just remember to keep your inventory organised </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create folders, rename items, move to folders etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The search bar at the top is useful as well </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Right click on items in your inventory to activate / wear them </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Or drag them over your avatar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You can even “buy” things in Second Life </li></ul>Click here for more on this topic
    39. 39. Appearance: 2 ways to change how you look <ul><li>Use / wear items from your Inventory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clothing, body parts etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Right click on your avatar and select Appearance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You have a full menu of options to work with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hint: Try the “Make Outfit” button </li></ul></ul>Click here for more on this topic Warning. Be careful when removing items, you don’t want to end up underdressed. Try searching in your inventory for “worn” and you can remove items individually
    40. 40. Express yourself: Gestures & Speech Gestures <ul><li>Gestures – a good way of expressing yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Just click on the Gestures button and click on the one you want </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or type the keyword text into the Local Chat bar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example: /clap </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Caution: Be careful when using these because many of them make noise </li></ul><ul><li>Speech Gestures – to add some expression when you talk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find the speech gestures in your inventory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select them all </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Right click and select Activate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Or drag them on to your avatar </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Now activate your microphone and watch what happens as you talk </li></ul>Click here for more on this topic
    41. 41. Settings and more information Preferences Menu, Reference and Support information Return to Topics Menu
    42. 42. Settings <ul><li>Click Me, Preferences (or Ctrl+P) to view the default settings in SecondLife </li></ul>Do you want peoples’ names displayed above their avatar? Examples: What language setting do you want? Choose from the tabs down the left hand side Note: Be careful when changing these settings. It can impact the performance of the tool. If in doubt, ask for help
    43. 43. Fore more information <ul><li>Reference </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ed Dev Team 3D Worlds Events Manual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>https://w3.tap.ibm.com/w3ki03/display/ECTS/3D+Virtual+World+Events+Manual </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linden Labs (the owners of Second Life) wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Main_Page </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second Life Viewer 2 Quick Start Guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Viewer_2_Quick_Start_Guide </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Support Gateway </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://w3.tap.ibm.com/w3ki08/display/LKVSS/Select+a+tool </li></ul></ul></ul>Also: Remember to check out some of the useful links that have been posted along the way in this presentation

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