...same as the old website. Well, not really. This is a significant upgrade in codebase from the old website, offering improved features and design.
As to features, the most noticeable will be that the site is 'responsive'. That is, it automatically adjusts to whatever size screen--from smart phone to tablet to computer--you happen to view it on. This should make using it on a daily basis much simpler. Further, restricted material is password-protected by a single password, which means students need not have an account on the site to access those pages. They just need a password, provided by their professor.