RDG 3320 Second Life Quick Orientation 2013

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This is a quick presentation we use before we take C&I students into Second Life. It lasts about 30 mins to go through the first half of the presentation.

The latter half is only there for reference.

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RDG 3320 Second Life Quick Orientation 2013

  1. 1. Introduction to Second LifeIntroduction to Second Life April 4 2013 Emin Saglamer Instructional Technologies Support
  2. 2. Introduction to Second LifeMeet the Texas State SL Team Second Life Team at ITS •Emin Saglamer – Manager, Archirect, Marketing •Robyn Herry – Architect, Digital Media Specialist •Steve Lux – Architect, Digital Graphics
  3. 3. Introduction to Second Life WHAT IS SECOND LIFE?Open-ended MMORPG with free membership and integrated content building tools operated by Linden Lab since 2002.
  4. 4. Introduction to Second LifeYour World, Your Imagination Teaser Video Tour of Second Life
  5. 5. Introduction to Second LifeA Year in Second Life! A Year in Second Life – user created video tour.
  6. 6. Introduction to Second LifeWhat is Second Life? Persistent 3D virtual reality First available in 2002
  7. 7. Introduction to Second LifeWhat is Second Life? Users are represented by avatars Avatars can take any shape or form
  8. 8. Introduction to Second LifeWhat is Second Life? Users are represented by avatars Avatars can take any shape or form
  9. 9. Introduction to Second LifeWhat is Second Life? Text chat, voice chat Real time communication
  10. 10. Introduction to Second LifeWhat is Second Life?Has its own currency (L$)Economy & Merchants
  11. 11. Introduction to Second LifeWhat is Second Life?Free or paid membership optionsRent or own land
  12. 12. Introduction to Second LifeWhat is Second Life? Login concurrency 70K at peak times
  13. 13. Introduction to Second LifeSECOND LIFE COMMUNITIES
  14. 14. Introduction to Second LifeSecond Life is Creative Expression Wastelands in Second Life
  15. 15. Introduction to Second LifeSecond Life is a Party: Second Life Birthday Celebration Second Life 9th Birthday Celebration 2012
  16. 16. Introduction to Second LifeSecond Life is a Live Concert Live Concert during SL9B Celebrations
  17. 17. Introduction to Second LifeSecond Life is a Gallery Opening Gallery Opening Party for Troy Vogel
  18. 18. Introduction to Second LifeSecond Life is Fashion & Style Create the avatar of your dreams thanks to SL content creators
  19. 19. Introduction to Second LifeSecond Life is a Wedding! Let them know how special they are for you.
  20. 20. Introduction to Second LifeSecond Life is Technology Convention Share ideas, learn, communicate, inspire…
  21. 21. Introduction to Second LifeSecond Life is an Educational Platform All shapes and sizes gather and discuss…
  22. 22. Introduction to Second LifeSecond Life is Role Playing: Robots, Vampires, Furries “Come, whoever you are, come!
Heathen, fire worshipper or idolatrous, come!
Come even if you broke your vows a hundred times,
Ours is the portal of hope, come as you are.” - Rumi
  23. 23. Introduction to Second LifeTEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY – SAN MARCOS IN SECOND LIFE Our Second Life 2006-2012
  24. 24. Introduction to Second LifeBobCat Village (2006 - 2013)
  25. 25. Introduction to Second LifeQUICK SL ORIENTATION Basic Skills
  26. 26. Introduction to Second LifeSecond Life Client SL Client Splash Screen • SL client runs on Macintosh and Windows computers. • If your lab computers version of SL tells you, you need to upgrade, please ignore it. You can still log in with the version installed.
  27. 27. Introduction to Second LifeTerms of Service Agreement TOS Agreement Accept the TOS • Before you can sign onto Second Life, you have to agree to the terms of service (TOS) agreement as presented by Linden Lab. • You will have to accept the TOS once however from time to time Linden Lab will make changes to the TOS and when you log in you may have to agree to TOS again.
  28. 28. Introduction to Second LifeFirst Arrival in SL No more Orientation Island!
  29. 29. Introduction to Second LifeNavigate to Our Virtual Campus to Start Your Orientation Notice the field at the top of your window that looks like a URL field for a web browser. Type “bobcat village” and hit return in this field to teleport to our island.
  30. 30. Introduction to Second LifeWalking Use the up and down arrow keys on your keyboard to make your avatar forward and back. Use left right arrows to make your avatar turn.
  31. 31. Introduction to Second LifeCamera Turn Holding down Alt and holding down a left mouse button click, drag your mouse forward and back or use the wheel to zoom in and out. Move the mouse sideways to rotate around your focus point.
  32. 32. Introduction to Second LifeAlt Zooming Holding down the Alt key on your keyboard, left mouse click on various parts of the fish tank to focus on details. Use ESC to go back to default view.
  33. 33. Introduction to Second LifeLight Control Day Night Cycle Second Life days consist of three hours of daytime and one hour of night, meaning in a real-world 24-hour day, there are six Second Life® days. Sun Override 1. Go to World->Sun 2. Select the time of day you desire from the following list: 1. Sunrise 2. Midday 3. Sunset 4. Midnight 5. Estate Time (sets back to the default time) 3. Light settings will now be fixed until you changed them back to “Estate Time”. 4. If you quit and re-launch, this setting will reset back to default.
  34. 34. Introduction to Second LifeSnapshot Camera Snapshots are a quick way to capture an image of where you are visiting in SL. How to take a snaphot in SL: 1. Position your camera at the exact angle and distance you like from your subject using the camera controls discussed earlier. 2. Click the camera icon on the left side of your screen. 3. A snapshot will be captured by SL client. 4. Click E mail button under the preview picture to e mail the picture. 5. E mail interface will allow you type in: 1. the adress of the recepient 2. a subject line 3. and message To send along with your snapshot.
  35. 35. Introduction to Second LifeChat Type in the chat field located at the bottom left of your window and press enter to say something in public chat.
  36. 36. Introduction to Second LifeInstant Message Right click one of your fellow classmates avatar and select IM to send them a private IM message. This will open an IM window for this conversation.
  37. 37. Introduction to Second LifeSit You can right mouse click and sit on most surfaces in SL. Some scripted seating may also let you sit with a single left mouse click.
  38. 38. Introduction to Second LifeStand Up To stand up, you must click the “Stand Up” Button located at the bottom of your window right above the Move button.
  39. 39. Introduction to Second LifeFly Holding down Page Up key on your keyboard will make your avatar fly. Holding down Page Down key on your keyboard will make your avatar land.
  40. 40. Introduction to Second LifeSearch Use Destinations button or Search button to look for a destination. Destinations are locations to visit that have beenreviewed and rated by Linden Lab.
  41. 41. Introduction to Second LifeTeleport Search results will display a teleport button and you can visit the place by clicking this button.
  42. 42. Introduction to Second LifeAvatar Makeover Default Avatars These are the default avatars SL offers as of October 2010.
  43. 43. Introduction to Second LifeAvatar Makeover Endless Possibilities for Your Own Avatar Only a few samples from thousands of user created avatars available in SL.
  44. 44. Introduction to Second LifeAvatar Makeover Edit Shape Shape refers to anything and everything that changes the shape and texture of the BODY of your avatar: – Body Parts • Shape • Skin • Hair • Eyes – Clothes • Shirt • Pants • Shoes • Socks • Jacket • Gloves • Undershirt • Underpants • Skirt To edit your shape: 1. Right click your avatar. 2. Select Edit Appearance from the pull-down menu. 3. The Appearance Window will come up. 4. Your avatar will turn and face you. Your avatar will turn around and face you.
  45. 45. Introduction to Second LifeAvatar Makeover Edit Shape Shape is broken down into the following parts: –Body –Head –Eyes –Ears –Nose –Mouth –Chin –Torso –Legs
  46. 46. Introduction to Second LifeQuestions & Answers Questions & Answers
  47. 47. Introduction to Second LifeQuestions & Answers Group Activity Turn to Page 3 on your handouts and follow instructions
  48. 48. Introduction to Second LifeQuestions & Answers Debrief & Reflections – What surprised you the most about SL? – Do you think you will revisit SL? – What challenges do you expect using SL in class? – Would you recommend SL to a friend? Why or why not?

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