Looking to visit a virtual world?

NCAT has got you covered with our step-by-step instructions to guide you through everything from
Oculus Quest device setup to how to attend AltspaceVR events in both VR and 2D mode.

onboarding - oculus quest VR Headset

STEP 1: Oculus Quest Equipment Kit

If you are using an Oculus Quest through the NCAT equipment rental program, ensure upon receiving that items are included in your case (i.e. Oculus Quest Headset, Lens Protector & Case Strap, Headset Protector, Headset Charging Cord, Charging Block, Controllers and Glasses Spacer. Refer to the Oculus Quest Equipment Kit for more information.

STEP 3: AltspaceVR App Install

Now that you have your headset paired and hooked up to WiFi, you'll need to download AltspaceVR to your Oculus account. Follow these simple steps in the AltspaceVR App Install Guide to set up AltspaceVR on your headset. Once installed, the AltspaceVR icon should appear in the headset. If you are unable to find it, use the search function. To download on alternative systems, visit the AltspaceVR website.

STEP 5: Create AltspaceVR User Account

Last but not least, you will create your AltspaceVR user account and explore the beginner tutorials! Make sure to take note of your Username, as you may need to provide NCAT with that information for attending certain events. Follow these simple steps in the Guide to Create AltspaceVR User Account, or watch this quick Video Tutorial.

STEP 2: Oculus Quest Device Setup

Once you have received your Oculus Quest Kit, it's time to set up the device! In this step you will download and install the Oculus App on your mobile device which is required in order to connect and pair your headset with your wireless network. Check out the Oculus Quest Basics: Device Setup Video to guide you through the process and ensure you are wearing the headset properly. Or if you prefer written directions, check out the Oculus Quest Device Setup Document. Other helpful videos can be found in the Oculus Quest Basics Tutorial Series.

STEP 4: Access the AltspaceVR App via Headset

You're getting close! The next step is to open the AltspaceVR app via the Oculus headset and controls. Watch this Quick 1-minute Tutorial or follow along on the Access the AltspaceVR App via Headset written directions to show you how to access AltspaceVR and get you one step closer to accessing your event.

STEP 6: ATTEND AN EVENT IN ALTSPACEVR

Now that you have your Oculus headset and accounts set up, you are ready to attend your event or visit a virtual space! Watch this Video Tutorial or check out the written Attending an Event in AltpsaceVR instructions.

STEP 1: OCULUS QUEST EQUIPMENT KIT

If you are using an Oculus Quest through the NCAT equipment rental program, ensure upon receiving that items are included in your case (i.e. Oculus Quest Headset, Lens Protector & Case Strap, Headset Protector, Headset Charging Cord, Charging Block, Controllers and Glasses Spacer. Refer to the Oculus Quest Equipment Kit for more information.

STEP 2: OCULUS QUEST DEVICE SETUP

Once you have received your Oculus Quest Kit, it's time to set up the device! In this step you will download and install the Oculus App on your mobile device which is required in order to connect and pair your headset with your wireless network. Check out the Oculus Quest Basics: Device Setup Video to guide you through the process and ensure you are wearing the headset properly. Or if you prefer written directions, check out the Oculus Quest Device Setup Document. Other helpful videos can be found in the Oculus Quest Basics Tutorial Series.

STEP 3: ALTSPACEVR APP INSTALL

Now that you have your headset paired and hooked up to WiFi, you'll need to download AltspaceVR to your Oculus account. Follow these simple steps in the AltspaceVR App Install Guide to set up AltspaceVR on your headset. Once installed, the AltspaceVR icon should appear in the headset. If you are unable to find it, use the search function. To download on alternative systems, visit the AltspaceVR website.

STEP 4: ACCESS THE ALTSPACEVR APP VIA HEADSET

You're getting close! The next step is to open the AltspaceVR app via the Oculus headset and controls. Watch this Quick 1-minute Tutorial or follow along on the Access the AltspaceVR App via Headset written directions to show you how to access AltspaceVR and get you one step closer to accessing your event.

STEP 5: CREATE ALTSPACEVR USER ACCOUNT

Last but not least, you will create your AltspaceVR user account and explore the beginner tutorials! Make sure to take note of your Username, as you may need to provide NCAT with that information for attending certain events. Follow these simple steps in the Guide to Create AltspaceVR User Account, or watch this quick Video Tutorial.

STEP 6: ATTEND AN EVENT IN ALTSPACEVR

Now that you have your Oculus headset and accounts set up, you are ready to attend your event or visit a virtual space! Watch this Video Tutorial or check out the written Attending an Event in AltpsaceVR instructions.

Virtual Space Onboarding Guide

Follow the step-by-step guide for onboarding to a virtual space. NCAT walks you through all of the steps you need to take, from setting up your Oculus Quest headset to attending an event in AltspaceVR. 

Virtual Onboarding Guide - Page 1

AltspaceVR | Oculus Quest Controls

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onboarding - 2D Desktop Client

STEP 1: Download AltspaceVR for 2D Desktop

The first step in onboarding to join AltspaceVR is to download the app to your PC. Follow the Downloading AltspaceVR for 2D Desktop Guide to install onto your computer. Minimum System Requirements for Windows 2D Mode are Windows 10 64-bit, version 1809 or higher, Intel i5, 4 GB RAM, DX9 compatible dedicated GPU, 1GF video memory and 500 MB available space.

STEP 3: Attend an Event in AltspaceVR 2D Mode

Now that you've downloaded the AltspaceVR app and created your user account, you are officially ready to attend an event! AltspaceVR allows you to search for events, save events to your account, and receive invites. Follow this AtlspaceVR Event Guide that shows you different ways of finding and savings events.

STEP 2: CREATE an AltspaceVR Account

Once you have successfully downloaded AltspaceVR, launch the application to begin the Account Registration Process. Make sure to take note of your Username, as you may need to provide NCAT with that information for attending certain events.

ENJOY ALTSPACEVR!

You are all set! Enjoy the AltspaceVR experience. To learn more about what AltspaceVR has to offer, visit their website.

STEP 1: Download AltspaceVR for 2D Desktop

The first step in onboarding to join AltspaceVR is to download the app to your PC. Follow the Downloading AltspaceVR for 2D Desktop Guide to install onto your computer. Minimum System Requirements for Windows 2D Mode are Windows 10 64-bit, version 1809 or higher, Intel i5, 4 GB RAM, DX9 compatible dedicated GPU, 1GF video memory and 500 MB available space.

STEP 2: CREATE AN ALTSPACEVR ACCOUNT

Once you have successfully downloaded AltspaceVR, launch the application to begin the Account Registration Process. Make sure to take note of your Username, as you may need to provide NCAT with that information for attending certain events.

STEP 3: ATTEND AN EVENT IN ALTSPACEVR 2D MODE

Now that you've downloaded the AltspaceVR app and created your user account, you are officially ready to attend an event! AltspaceVR allows you to search for events, save events to your account, and receive invites. Follow this AtlspaceVR Event Guide that shows you different ways of finding and savings events. Now that you've downloaded the AltspaceVR app and created your user account, you are officially ready to attend an event! AltspaceVR allows you to search for events, save events to your account, and receive invites. Follow this AtlspaceVR Event Guide that shows you different ways of finding and savings events.

ENJOY ALTSPACEVR!

You are all set! Enjoy the AltspaceVR experience. To learn more about what AltspaceVR has to offer, visit their website.

No headset?
No Problem.

Follow the step-by-step guide for downloading AltspaceVR on your PC computer and interact in 2D mode.

AltspaceVR KEYBOARD CONTROLS

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Eliminate Motion Sickness
Eliminate Motion Sickness
Stand Still
Try not to move around too much using the controllers, just rotate your head/or up/down to look around inside VR.

You Can Always Bail Out
If you experience nausea, remove your HMD immediately. Regain your equilibrium, calm your stomach, and when ready return to the VR environment. Try to remember the movement that caused the sensation and refrain from repeating it.

Know When it's Time to Exit VR
Most importantly, know when it is time to take a break. You know your body, and when it is giving you strong indication that something is wrong, listen. Take a break and get some air. Walk around and realign your equilibrium. Once you feel good again, come back!
The interaction with others in the virtual conference was positive! I felt like I was more in a conference environment than just doing a screen sharing presentation/zoom meeting.
- Autonomous Sensors VR Workshop Attendee
If you have any questions as you go through this process, do not hesitate to reach out to our Information Technology Specialist.
Zach Bladow | zach.bladow@northlandcollege.edu | (218) 683.8851
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