Getting Started in Second Life

With these instructions, you'll:

  1. Create an account in Second Life (accounts are free)
  2. Choose the initial appearance of your avatar (you can change it later if you like)
  3. Download and install the Second Life viewer software (which you use to connect to Second Life)
  4. Log in for the first time, arriving at Destination Island, the initial location for new avatars
  5. Teleport to UT Arlington College of Nursing island in Second Life

There are a few things to check before you dive in to Second Life:


Click here to continue with the instructions for joining Second Life

Download the instructions in PDF

Already have an avatar but want tips and tricks with getting oriented in Second Life? See our collection of tutorials and tips & tricks

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Nursing Education Events

Nov 16, 2016:
"Nursing Informatics Basics" - more info

Past events

NBC 5 TV - "Learning in a Virtual World"

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