Getting Started

March 11th, 2010

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To begin your Second Life, follow the steps below:

  1. Visit and sign up for an avatar account. ┬áBe very careful about choosing your avatar’s name. This name cannot be changed.
  2. Once you have an avatar name and password, download and install the software on your computer (Mac or PC).
  3. On your first login, you will be directed to Orientation Island where you will master the basics of movement, changing your appearance, communication, and interacting with virtual objects.
  4. Having trouble with arriving to the UH Island? Click Here.


Here are some other good video tutorials for beginners in SL: