In-world lectures

The following notes are intended to help you get the most out of an in-world lecture.  Please read before attending your class.  You may also find it useful to read the guide for teachers, Teaching a Class in Second Life.

1. Preparing for the class

To attend an in-world class you will need:

    • a computer (laptop or desktop)
    • a Second Life-compatible viewer (for example, Second Life Viewer 2, Firestorm, Imprudence, Phoenix)
    • (optional) headphones
    • (optional) a microphone

Ensure you know the time and venue of the in-world lecture; this will have been published beforehand.  By default, unless you are informed otherwise, all lectures will take place in the LearningWorks Amphitheatre.

Log in at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the lecture in order to ensure that everything is working technically and that you are in the right place.

2. Before the start of the class

In order to get the best out of the class, you should:

    • immediately take a seat in the Amphitheatre
    • from the World menu in your viewer, set your Sun position to Midday.  This will ensure best visibility
    • from the World menu in your viewer, select Set Busy.  This will ensure that you are not distracted by IMs during the class
    • to ensure that you hear the lecture, go to Preferences (under the Me menu in Second Life Viewer 2, or the Avatar menu in Firestorm; or Control-P on a PC, Command-P on a Mac), select the Sound and Media tab, and check that you have enabled voice.  Make sure your volume settings, both on your computer and in Preferences, are high enough.  The lecturer will do a sound check before the class commences

Enabling voice in Firestorm (similar in Viewer 2)

You can also check your voice at Voice Echo Canyon:


3.  During the class

    • Remain seated until or unless instructed by the lecturer
    • Do not IM the lecturer!
    • Do not use voice unless specifically invited to do so bt the class instructor
    • Pay attention to the local chat (‘Nearby Chat’) window
    • Pay attention to the group chat window
    • Ensure that you are in full compliance with the Code of Conduct throughout the duration of the class

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