Even though we're quite early on with our Moodle site our tutors have already been asking about the possibility of sharing resources between courses etc. Ideally I'd have some kind of searchable repository but until we get to Moodle 2.0 I don't think there's anything (free) out there that will integrate with Moodle?
Initially we've been setting users as tutors on each others' courses so they can import from each other but it gets a bit clunky in My Moodle so looking for something better.
We had a shared resources course but that then relies on tutors importing all resources as they need them (and gets some duplication).
Started reading a bit more into meta courses and it seems ideal... I create a resource area as a Meta Course then each tutor who wants to access it has their course as a child course. At that point the sudents should be able to access the resources and the tutor could add the resources to their own coure layout by hyperlinking to the appropriate resource.
It seems to be working fine in initial tests, are there any gotchas I need to be aware of? I'd imagine quizzes would be best off being imported into the "proper" courses for grading etc but apart from that does the idea sound reasonable?