How do I look and move around Second Life
This tutorial explains the basics of exploring a Second Life region.
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You'll need the following software - Second Life
You'll need the following hardware - See the Second Life website for minimum requirements.
You can control your avatar's movement using your keyboard keys:
It can take a while to master the controls so don't worry if you walk into walls to begin with, just try not to walk into other people! Falling with a whump from flight and dusting yourself off is also not uncommon amongst newbies and will certainly not hurt your avatar.
There are a number of ways to view the world. Normally people's viewpoint is through a camera looking over their avatar's shoulder, but you can also use 'mouselook' to see through the avatar's eyes and navigate by moving the mouse. To change to this view select View > Mouselook or scroll in as far as possible with your mouse wheel.
Many builders use 'cameralook' keys, which enable avatar-independent navigation and 'peeking' between surfaces. To bring up the camera controls on screen select View > Camera Controls.
Please respect others' privacy when zooming in on places and people and realise that your point of view will not present an optimal view, the more geographically distant your camera is from your avatar.
For more tutorials on moving in Second Life see the Second Life Wiki.
Easy to achieve, little or no techinical skill required. E.g. The ability to use MS office.
Already using e-learning to support teaching and learning, for example you may already have a WebCT course.
Well versed in the use of e-learning technologies. E.g. The ability to create interactive content or use an image manipulation package.
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