TxDLA 2010 | Second Life Conference | Orientation

New To Second Life? Come Train With Us This Fall!

Don't have a Second Life yet or perhaps a little scared to take those first steps all on your own? Let us help you get up and running smoothly: The TxDLA Second Life committee offers several training sessions this fall to help you get familiar with your avatar and the Second Life environment and set you on course for a successful virtual living.

Join ChrisG Techsan (Chris Gibson), Janyth Techsan (Janyth Ussery), Chad Sawson (Bob Barnes), or Snowflake Lannock (Jenny Wakefield) – our primary responsible trainers – and the rest of the helpful TxDLA Second Life Committee in one of the below new-to-second-life workshops. Attending will make your transition from real-life (RL) to Second Life (SL) both comfortable and fun.


Training/Orientation Sessions Spring 2010
Monday, January 18 – 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM CDT – Snowflake Lannock
Friday, February 5 – 2:00-3:30 PM CDT – ChrisG Techsan
Friday, February 19 – 2:00-3:30 PM CDT – Janyth Techsan
Friday, March 5 – 2:00-3:30 PM CDT – Chad Sawson

* SL Name indicates primary responsible trainer for the session

Training/Orientation Sessions Fall 2009
Tuesday, September 15 – 2:00-3:30 PM CDT – ChrisG Techsan
Saturday, September 26 – 9:00-10:30 AM CDT – Snowflake Lannock
Wednesday, October 7 – 7:00-8:30 PM CDT – Snowflake Lannock
Friday, October 23 – 9:00-10:30 AM CDT – Janyth Techsan
Friday, October 23 – 3:00-4:30 PM CDT – ChrisG Techsan
Tuesday, November 10 – 1:00-2:30 PM CDT – Snowflake Lannock
Wednesday, November 18 – 9:00-10:30 AM CDT – Janyth Techsan
Wednesday, November 18 – 7:00-8:30 PM CDT – Snowflake Lannock

Sign up for a training sessions by sending an email (include your avatar's name and the training session you'd like to attend) to: chris.gibson@sweetwater.tstc.edu

Training covers basics of avatar management, moving around, teleporting, use of the user interface, as well as tips & tricks.

In preparation for participation you will also need to download and install the Second Life Viewer from here:


and follow the directions given on the website to acquire an avatar, e.g. sign up for your free account. Once you have your account, register for a training session as per above, Bring your Quick Start Guide, sign on to Second Life and meet up for the training. Be prepared for some fun!

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