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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 (VWEC) 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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The Shelter

The Shelter

The Shelter was established in 2004 and is a haven for those new and old! Relax and meet new people at a safe place for new avatars in Second Life.

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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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SAVOY Dance Learning Center & Class

SAVOY Dance Learning Center & Class

Learn how to dance in Second Life at the SAVOY Dance Learning Center. Experience the dances, bands, and history of the Swing Era at the Dance 301 full-immersion classroom.

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Mindful Cove

Mindful Cove

Mindful Cove exists to provide both an entry point into Second Life, and an ongoing community region for newcomers and long-time residents alike, based on the core principle that SL can be an excellent place to engage in activities that support emotional and mental well-being.

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Black Tonic

Black Tonic

Black Tonic is a newcomer and seasoned Resident hang-out and help center. Everyone is welcome! They have tutorials for newbies, free rezzing and change rooms, a game room filled with games, a spacious dance floor, and more. Event hosting is available upon request. Bring your friends and chat awhile!

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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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The Faery Crossing Learning Grove

The Faery Crossing Learning Grove

When you take your first steps into Second Life, it can be overwhelming. We've all been there. You can go anywhere! Be anything! So... why not visit the Fae? Especially for newcomers to Second Life, they have constructed a fully interactive tutorial area, where you can learn how to walk, talk, shop, fly, and more. Attended by their wonderful Gateway Guides, the Gateway to the Faery Crossing will ultimately lead you to the lands below where you can explore the wonderful world of The Faery Crossing in its full splendor.

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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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