Second Life

TAMU Second Life Campus montage

Overview

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The Texas A&M Second Life campus is a publicly available virtual extension of the main Texas A&M University campus in College Station, Texas. It is a unique educational environment in which students, instructors, and visitors can discover, connect, and learn.

Many familiar campus landmarks have been faithfully replicated in Second Life, such as the Academic Plaza, the Memorial Student Center, and the Bonfire Memorial. In addition, several historic points of interest have been recreated, such as the Train Depot and the Water Tower, along with some new locations unique to virtual worlds, such as an "Aggie Beach" and teleport hubs.

Experience the "Spirit of Aggieland," right here in Second Life. Enjoy your visit!

About Second Life

Second Life is a three-dimensional (3D) virtual world that is an emerging online teaching environment. It runs on a free application in which users interact with each other using "avatars," or onscreen characters. Chat and multimedia features are also available to facilitate participation in individual and group activities. Users explore and build unique, "in-world" virtual properties and points of interest.

How to Get an Account and Sign In

Go to the Second Life campus. From this link, you can create a Second Life account and avatar or use an existing one. Once you create an account, you will be sent directly to the campus Orientation Area without having to visit the Linden Orientation Island, which is often overpopulated with general public users.

Contact us to obtain a learning space for your course. We can also show you how to locate and use items in the campus Learning Center for teaching in Second Life.

Screenshots

Academic Building Rotunda

Academic Building Rotunda

Academic Plaza

Academic Plaza

Aggie Beach

"Aggie Beach"

Amphitheater

Amphitheater

At Night

At Night

Bonfire Memorial

Bonfire Memorial

Cushing Library

Cushing Library

Fish Pond

Fish Pond

MSC Exterior

MSC Exterior

MSC Flag Room

MSC Flag Room

Train Depot

Train Depot

Water Tower

Water Tower