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New to Second Life? Check out these locations that offer orientations, tutorials and other resources for new virtual world Residents.


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Ivory Tower Library of Primitives

Ivory Tower Library of Primitives

This self-guided, self-paced, comprehensive building tutorial also includes a weapons testing area and safe sandboxes where you can try out your newly-acquired skills.

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Camp Italia Educational Area

Camp Italia Educational Area

Community Gateway area for newbies, in Camp Italia, where it's possible to learn how Second Life works through an educational path and weekly lessons, in Italian language.

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Virtual Worlds Education Consortium Eduverse

Virtual Worlds Education Consortium Eduverse

The goal of the VW Education Consortium is to bring educators together both to share what has been successful and to tackle obstacles across virtual platforms and communities. For more information contact: Valibrarian Gregg, Elli Pinion, or Dodge Threebeards.

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Corsica Visitor's Center

Corsica Visitor's Center

Corsica Visitor's Center on Rte 11 is the space hub of the mainland! Come get info for the community, borrow a bike or moon buggy, and ride a rocket ship!

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Texture Tutorials & Library

Texture Tutorials & Library

Texture Tutorials & Library is a peaceful place to find out how textures work in SL. You will find self-paced tutorials, a texture library with tutorial books to study or buy, prims with video tutorials to watch, and textures for sale.

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Satori Visitor's Center

Satori Visitor's Center

Located on Route 8C in Valeyard and loaded with location information, rentals, and access to the Operation Mainland Purple line across the street. Explore the region, Rez Jet skis, swim, enjoy photo spots and hidden treasures, ride a pod/boat, and enjoy the scenery.

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Door to America

Door to America

Door to America is a region within Second Life built specifically to onboard new users using the theme “Second Life is a virtual world for human connection!” DtA can promote a healthy, positive, transformative learning curve for users. Second Life is porous and learned skills, talents, and lessons of all types can transcend the virtual world and bring real-world benefits. Learn more at doortoamerica.blogspot.com

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Heterocera Visitor's Center

Heterocera Visitor's Center

The Heterocera Visitor's Center is located on Route 3 in Sprawler. The Visitor's Center is filled with maps, region specific vibes, and mainland groups to join for great tips on exploration. It is also the starting point for the Rabbit Hole project and HQ. Join the efforts to beautify the mainland and breathe life back into what started the best of the MetaVerse!

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Caledon Oxbridge University

Caledon Oxbridge University

Caledon Oxbridge University (COU) is an independent, community-supported, Second Life skill-training facility, located within the Victorian-Steampunk estate of Caledon. COU supports students of all avatar ages. A primary feature of COU is the seven-building walk-through tutorial, COU also has live, walk-in classes as well as live tutors in the plaza to answer questions and provide assistance.

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New Resident Island

New Resident Island

Welcoming newcomers to Second Life since 2010. Here you will find free complete avatars and accessories, fun learning in the Caves of Knowledge, and a wonderful region to explore, filled with history, mystery and artistry.

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Please note that many venues listed on this page are not owned, managed or supervised by, or otherwise affiliated with Linden Lab, and Linden Lab does not endorse any of these venues. We provide this information solely as an informational service to the Second Life community.

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