Blocks: Sharing Cart

Maintained by Picture of Don Hinkelman Don Hinkelman, Picture of VERSION2 INC VERSION2 INC
The Sharing Cart is a block that enables sharing of Moodle content (resources, activities) between multiple courses on your site. Compatible with Moodle 2.9 from June 16, 2015 and Moodle 3.0.2 in February 2016. Sharing Cart 3.0 was submitted to Remote Learner for independent vetting and passed May 2016. Updated and tested OK for Moodle 3.1 and 3.2 on 1 February 2017.
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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 2.9, 3.0.3, 3.1, 3.2 and earlier versions.


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Picture of Don Hinkelman
Don Hinkelman (Lead maintainer)
Picture of VERSION2 INC
VERSION2 INC: Programming Team for Sharing Cart
Picture of Tomonori Maruyama
Tomonori Maruyama: Original author
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  • Picture of Don Hinkelman
    Tue, 14 Jun 2016, 7:20 AM
    Hi Randy, thanks for the news that Remote Learner vetting has passed. Also, I submitted the new version to this plugins database but it does not show. I have never submitted before, so I must be doing something wrong. To Emilie, we hope to update the Sharing Cart to 3.1 in September when our school upgrades its main site to 3.1. It would be helpful if someone reports if SC3.0 works already in Moodle 3.1. And to Philip, those are great ideas. You are the first one to propose them. I will ask if the next version of SC can include those features. By the way, do you use the current SC feature where you can select the user data included/excluded? This is handy for Glossaries, Forums, Wikis, or other activities where you want to keep the content.
  • Picture of bruce chagas de moura
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016, 9:33 PM
    Haverá atualização desse plugin para o moodle 3.1?
  • cb userpic w harvey
    Wed, 28 Sep 2016, 11:13 AM
    Just tried to install on 3.1.2, and got this: [Error] Write access check [/var/www/html/blocks] , fyi, so it didn't install. Can't wait for update!
  • Picture of Terry Shapiro
    Fri, 30 Sep 2016, 12:36 AM
    hi there
    if you update the parent object, will all the "carted off" versions update automatically?
  • Picture of Roman Galperin
    Sat, 10 Dec 2016, 6:08 AM
    Has anyone tried this on Moodle 3.2? The icon "copy to sharing cart" in editing mode just doesn't appear (properly installed and enabled block on course page). Also, adding this block disables drag&drop for activities in the same page. It seems like a great plugin and I hope there's a solution. Any ideas ?
  • Picture of Stefan Roder
    Mon, 12 Dec 2016, 11:31 PM
    Hi Roman, here's my experience:
    It works on 3.2+ but as you already stated it breaks Drag and Drop and even worse the 'add an activity or resource' button.
    On this stage I would recommend NOT to install this at least with a running Boost theme!
    But I also agree that it's a great plugin with a lot of useful functionality so hopefully it will be fixed soon.
    Best regards,
  • Picture of Don Hinkelman
    Tue, 13 Dec 2016, 3:38 PM
    This Don Hinkelman, maintainer (but not programmer) of the Sharing Cart. To Shapiro, no, when you update a parent object, it does not update anything in the Sharing Cart, which works like a simple Backup/Restore. You should delete the Sharing Cart version and re-copy the new version into the Sharing Cart. To Roman and Stefen, thanks very much for testing the SC on Moodle version 3.2. You are the first. At the latest, our university will update the SC when we update our Moodle to 3.2 in February 2017. Hopefully, I can get it hurried up. Please send detailed information including screenshots to me directly, hinkel @ Thanks very much!
  • Picture of Costas Calcanis
    Tue, 20 Dec 2016, 10:22 PM
    Can someone please confirm (or deny) if the latest version (3.0 release 1 - 2016032900) is compatible with Moodle 3.1? If not, do you know when 3.1 will be supported?
    Many thanks
  • Picture of Don Hinkelman
    Wed, 1 Feb 2017, 2:39 PM
    Dear Sharing Cart Users,
    I just heard from our programming team that the Sharing Cart issues have been fixed and tested OK on Moodle 3.1 and Moodle 3.2. Tested on More and Clean themes for 3.1 and Boost, More, Clean for 3.2. Please tell us if it works well for you. Download here for now (and soon from
    Thank you for your patience. Don
  • Picture of Dinis Medeiros
    Thu, 2 Feb 2017, 2:27 AM
    Here the version is 3.2 release 1 but when installed from here or from github i got 3.0 release 1even after search for update. Is this OK?
  • Picture of Jesse H
    Thu, 9 Mar 2017, 5:53 AM
    I'm using the recently released child theme for Boost called Fordson theme, when i add the sharing cart block to the course page it breaks all the links to add activities and does not render the block correctly. Any assistance is very much appreciated.
  • Picture of Antony Goodman
    Tue, 28 Mar 2017, 6:47 PM
    We are also using the Fordson Theme, nothing appears in the block (no on/off switch) and no icons appear next to activities in the course. Moodle 3.2, PostgreSQL 9.6.1 and PHP 7.0.15
  • Picture of Dr. Nellie Deutsch
    Fri, 26 May 2017, 12:15 AM
    Hi Don, I get permission error. What permission do teachers or managers need to have?
  • Picture of Andrew Walding
    Sat, 17 Jun 2017, 8:57 PM
    Hi Don - you really need to update this great plugin for Moodle 3.3 . Please Please.
  • Picture of Andrew Walding
    Mon, 26 Jun 2017, 8:46 PM
    No seriously - this really needs to be updated....
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