Update: I found a blog posting about this at Hack Education
Quite an interesting development. This new LMS system called Canvas seems to be a glimpse of the future (possi. It integrates with Facebook, and all sorts of other technologies. In fact it just went open source, which means you can make new parts to it just like Moodle.
I think the trend here is towards a more open LMS rather than the closed boxes we have seen previously. It’s quite a tricky business to be able to be open enough to allow students to use more web tools, and yet still keep things confidential to the level required.
I’ll keep an eye on this one!