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Follow these steps to get started.

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Install


Windows:
- Double click on the downloaded file, VirbelaSetup.exe.
Mac:
- Double click on the downloaded file, Virbela.dmg.

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Warnings


Windows:
- If you see a SmartScreen warning click "More info" and then "Run anyway".

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Launch


Windows:
- Click through the installer and launch on the final step or from the Windows Start menu.
Mac:
- Drag the Virbela icon into the Applications folder.
- Hold control and click on the Virbela application.
- Choose Open.
- This bypasses the unidentified developer warning.

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Click Play!

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Help


More detailed installation instructions can be found here: Windows | Mac
Scroll down for help creating an account and joining the virtual world.

Select Your Graphics Preferences

Create Your Account

Customize Your Avatar

Test Your Microphone (Optional)

Explore the Virtual World

Tips for Using VirBELA

  • 1 A headset or earbuds are strongly recommended to reduce the possiblity of echo or feedback.
  • 2 You can immediately teleport to a room by clicking your name in the top-left corner of the screen and selecting the "GO TO" menu.
  • 3 You can only communicate with users who are in the same location as you. For example, if you're in room A1, someone in room B5 won't hear you and you won't hear them.
  • 4 Instead of holding down the mic button with your mouse, you can hold the #1 key on your keyboard to talk.
  • 5 Many problems can be resolved by restarting Virbela. If you cannot quit normally, try typing "/exit" in the chat window. This should immediately close Virbela.
  • 6 Many of the screens in the classrooms are interactive, but some are reserved just for the instructor. Your instructor will let you know which ones to use.
  • 7 You can dance if you want to! Dancing and many other actions can be performed by clicking your name in the top-left of the screen. This can be a great way to communicate non-verbally.

Troubleshooting

Please visit our technical support page for troubleshooting help.

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