I am loving this new site. Luckily, I have decided to take one course for the school year (6 units) by extended education. As a registered student, I can use the Assignment Manager and Calendar. This new site is pretty much a centralized collection of LRC information but there are some cool features including the fact that one can create groups and events.
It even encourages UofM students to use Flickr, it displays Flickr pictures on this page: http://www.umanitoba.ca/virtuallearningcommons/page/271
Go to the VLC and explore here: http://www.umanitoba.ca/virtuallearningcommons/