8. Getting into Second Life

First ensure the computer you are using has a graphics card that supports Second Life. You can check the Second Life system requirements here. Please note that Second Life cannot be accessed from a tablet or smart phone: only a pc or mac, desktop or laptop.

You will also need a broadband connection to the internet.

Now, to get into Second Life:

1. Go to the Second Life website click the ‘Join Free’ button.

2. Follow the simple instructions to set up your your free account and avatar.

3. When you run Second Life from the application it brings you directly into the virtual world where your avatar is guided through the induction to Second Life.

4. You will need ‘voice’ in Second Life in order to be able to hear others speaking.

Asking questions of others in SL and exploring and experimenting are some of the best ways to learn. You’ll find most people willing to help in SL–we all remember getting started.


  1. Hope to partake in the September Module when it kicks off….

  2. The next module will start in early October 2011. Keep an eye out here for full details.

  3. […] Tae and Aichi have been delivering the undergraduate module “Is One Life Enough?” entirely in Second Life for the last three years. The module won the 2010 Jennifer Burke Award for Innovation in Learning & Teaching and has been presented at international conferences in Ireland, France and China. It has attracted students, who attend class from the UK, US in addition to Ireland. You can read more about joining Second LIfe here: https://virtualenvironmentsmodule.wordpress.com/8-getting-into-second-life/ […]

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