Blocks: Sharing Cart

Maintained by Picture of Don HinkelmanDon Hinkelman, Picture of Tue KorsgaardTue Korsgaard
**New: Sharing Cart 3.8, release 2 fixes a bug in the drop down menu--"Copy to Sharing Cart" in Firefox.** The Sharing Cart is a block that enables sharing of Moodle content (resources, activities) between multiple courses on your site. Sharing Cart 3.0 was submitted to Remote Learner for independent vetting and passed May 2016. Updated and tested OK for Moodle 3.8 on 10 March 2020. Includes new interface programmed by Praxis of Denmark, in addition to 'Section Copy' feature and Postgres compatibility (co-funded by Ulm University, Germany and Sapporo Gakuin University, Japan).
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News from Global MoodleMoot Barcelona: Praxis of Copenhagen is now a co-maintainer of the Sharing Cart. Thank you Tue Korsgaard for your collaboration.  Also, thanks to Alex Bias and Kathrin Oswald for advice and support. *Tested OK for Moodle 3.8*  The Sharing Cart is a block for duplicating course items into a personal library and an easy way to move those Moodle resources and activities between multiple courses on your site. With just three clicks, the Sharing Cart copies and moves a single course item from one course to another. It copies without user data--similar to the "Import” function in Course Administration. From version 2.3, user content in Forums, Wikis, Glossaries and Databases can optionally be included. In addition, items can be collected and saved on the Sharing Cart indefinitely, serving as a library of frequently used course items available for duplication. The Sharing Cart is viewable only by teachers, course creators and administrators. Tested on Moodle 3.3-3.7, and 3.8. If you have an earlier version of Moodle, please download an earlier version of Sharing Cart that matches your site from this plugins database. Note, the github host has been moved to donhinkelman. We appreciate if you can report your requests and issues there.


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  • MD shot of me from his iphone4
    Tue, Jan 29, 2013, 10:59 AM
    Hi Tomonori,
    This looks all good to me except for the fact that the zip contains an empty lib.php. Is this intended? If it's supposed to be empty, i'd put in a comment saying its expected just in case it leads to think that the download is corrupt. I'm setting this to unapproved to await your feedback on lib.php. Please send it back for approval when you're ready smile

    please consider adding a code repository for this plugin @
  • Anthony Borrow
    Sat, Feb 2, 2013, 9:39 AM
    Just a quick follow up that I have requested the source code, tracker and documentation URLs as well as a screenshot to be added to the entry. Peace - Anthony
  • Picture of Don Hinkelman
    Thu, Feb 21, 2013, 3:06 PM
    Hi Aparup and Anthony,
    Thanks for the comments, but we never received these messages or notifications. How can we enable that? Also, it is not obvious where to put URLs and such. The old plugin directory was very obvious. smile
  • Picture of Tomonori Maruyama
    Tue, Apr 9, 2013, 11:04 AM
    Hi Aparup and Anthony,
    Sorry for late reply. I removed empty lib.php. And also, moved git repository to
    I don't know how to upload updated source code zip. Could you update the source code from our new repository?
    Thank you.
  • MD shot of me from his iphone4
    Tue, Apr 9, 2013, 11:37 AM
    Notifications for the Plugins directory can be toggled here : Home / ▶ My profile settings / ▶ Messaging
    Look at "Comment notifications for contributor", this should have been working unless other messaging settings dictated otherwise.

    The URLs can be added here : Home / ▶ Plugins / ▶ Blocks / ▶ Sharing Cart / ▶ Edit this plugin. "Edit this plugin" is under the settings block.

    You can add a new version with the "Add a new version" link in [Settings > Sharing Cart > Add a new version] .
    There is a github repository in the file picker or you can simply upload your zip file directly. There isn't any updating from repositories atm.
  • Picture of Tomonori Maruyama
    Tue, Apr 9, 2013, 12:02 PM
    Thank you for the instruction. I uploaded the latest code.
  • MD shot of me from his iphone4
    Mon, Feb 24, 2014, 11:56 AM
    Thanks for sending this back for approval Tomonori. I had a look at this and it works well on 2.5 and 2.6 standard themes.

    There is an issue however with 2.6+clean theme (bootstrapbase) where i couldn't add to the sharing cart. In 2.6+clean theme, the action icons are lumped into a drop down menu when you click 'Edit', the 'upload to sharing cart' should show up there.

    Besides that this look pretty neat!
  • MD shot of me from his iphone4
    Mon, Feb 24, 2014, 12:09 PM
    Unfortunately there was an error uploading your plugin's lang file to AMOS, i've reported it as MDLSITE-2806 but you may want to upload an updated version that simply replicates the string instead of uses variables in lang file.

    ps: I've commented what i saw @
  • Picture of Tomonori Maruyama
    Fri, Feb 28, 2014, 1:25 PM
    I fixed the lang files. Moving the action icon into the drop down menu is still in progress.
    Thank you.
  • Picture of Emma Richardson
    Sun, Mar 2, 2014, 8:54 PM
    Finally!!!! Congratulations on finally making the plugin directory! How do I add a review? I am not seeing a link on the review page. But those reading comments, this plugin is one of the few that are a must for any Moodle site. Allows teachers to easily copy activities and resources between courses.
  • Picture of James Foster
    Thu, Mar 13, 2014, 2:15 AM
    Any estimated time when the patch for the action icon to appear into the drop drop down menu?
  • Picture of Blair F.
    Thu, May 1, 2014, 12:57 AM
  • Picture of Melissa Benson
    Sat, Aug 2, 2014, 2:43 AM
    Is this module compatible with version 2.7? It looks like on the download page it says 2.6.
  • Picture of Daniel Neis Araujo
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014, 10:44 PM

    thanks for the block!

    The link for docs is broken ;)

    Can I use this block to copy/move contents from frontpage?

    Kind regards,
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