Here you’ll find a growing number of resources to help you navigate and understand Skoolaborate.
If you find new resources that you think might be of benefit to other teachers and students please post a link or send your details to [email protected]
Inworld photography, — and getting started is as easy as clicking a single button.
Curious and short on time? This less-than-three minute video gets you started:
The main hall of the Orientation Tower has been simplified. Rather than posters of the partner school webpages and basic tutorials, we’ve added large panels explaining the movement controls. This should ensure that new avatars focus on learning to walk and fly first
Ten Basic Video Tutorials
Navigating the Skoolaborate Website
Introduction to Skoolaborate Plus and registering
Skoolaborate Plus – Creating a project
Skoolaborate Plus – Register your avatar
Logging in to Skoolaborate / SecondLife
Skoolaborate – basic controls
Managing a student and creating the all important avatar links.
Navigating the tutorials and the Orientation Tower.
Exploring some of the Projects outside the Orientation Tower.
Basic building and 3D modeling : Part 1.
(For more information scroll down to “your avatar and you”)
A basic introduction to Skoolaborate
Your Avatar and You – instructions on controlling your appearance
This is a video to help Skoolaborate students learn how to edit their avatars in Second Life. It is designed to mirror the tasks in the Orientation Tower.
This is a video to help Skoolaborate students learn how to use the communication tools in Second Life. It is designed to mirror the tasks in the Orientation Tower.
Listen to the explanation of the various tools available to the students and teachers who will be working in as well as developing this area. Collaborative tools that sit within and outside of Skoolaborate are fully functional and work in real time as well as being accessible outside of core hours. See some of these demonstrated as well as seeing the potential for other social interactions that would otherwise not be available to students in remote areas of Australia.
How to use Skoolaborate Plus
The Skoolaborate+ website provides a simple and straight-forward mechanism for course creators(teachers) to generate and share online content with students. In that regard, Skoolaborate+ could be considered a Learning Management System. No external editors or programs (other than a web-browser) are required to create and edit content.
Skoolaborate+ hosts various Projects (or courses) which are split up into chapters like a book. Pages can then be edited directly within your web browser via a rich text editing box, similar to a word processor, providing you with a layout very similar to the completed web page. The word processor element(control) generates HTML (which is what all web pages are comprised of), which can also be edited directly, at the touch of a button, for greater control over the page display if required. Resources, like graphics and video can be uploaded or linked to, as illustrations in each project. Each Chapter can also display a Discussion area for students or a Questions section for students to complete individually.
The administration of users, be they Teachers, Project Collaborators, Students or Administrators, is also self contained and available from within the Skoolaborate website. Teachers and Administrators share responsibilities in regard to the set up of Students (which will be elaborated on in the “Setting Up a New User” section).
This guide will explain the numerous features present in Skoolaborate+ and how to make the most of the system.