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, 3.2 and 3.3 on 26 October 2017. Includes new 'Section Copy' feature.
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*Tested OK for Moodle 3.3*  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, 3.3 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 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....
  • Picture of Don Hinkelman
    Sat, 8 Jul 2017, 2:18 PM
    Emma Richardson reports that Sharing Cart 3.2, release 1 works OK in Moodle 3.3. Please try it and report your results directly to me (hinkel at

  • Picture of Alexander Kuptsov
    Wed, 12 Jul 2017, 4:25 AM
    Hello, dear plug-in creators. Pleeese update this incredible plug-in. I'm rolling back because I can't use it sad
  • Just wondering . . .
    Mon, 7 Aug 2017, 5:39 AM
    Just to note there is a little comment on this here:

  • I Teach With Moodle
    Wed, 9 Aug 2017, 8:15 PM
    @Don, I have tested the plugin with 3.3.1 and it works BUT I had to bump the version.php to a higher number manually, as it seems the one in the GitHub repository hasn't been changed in a while. I wonder whether that is why other people are having an issue. Could it be that the plugin doesn't have the 'Update available' status in their system due to this? Hence no matter how many changes are made to the repository, people who have it installed on their system cannot update it.
  • Picture of Theresa Wilson
    Fri, 1 Sep 2017, 1:33 AM
    Is it possible to configure sharing cart so that it can be used by more than one teacher? For example, two teachers teaching different sections of the same course?

  • Picture of Brian Rigwald
    Fri, 1 Sep 2017, 5:52 AM
    If the sharing cart is installed and the "block" is on a page, it will work. Each teacher just needs teacher rights to each other's courses. That is what my teaching partner and I do. Sadly, though, we have been having issues for a couple years with quizzes not being able to be shared. Our tech people can't figure out why. sad
  • Picture of Dirk Meyer
    Wed, 27 Sep 2017, 3:17 AM
    Thank you for the great plugin. Our teachers sure appreciate it.
    Since we upgraded to 3.3 and using Boost, teachers are unable to add/edit activities or resources. Once we delete the sharing cart block, all is well again. I am wondering if this is a known problem as I am not able to find anything.
  • Picture of Blair F.
    Thu, 26 Oct 2017, 12:32 AM
    I'm trying to update this but it's not showing up as update-able. I tried to uninstall, which threw out a few errors, telling me I couldn't uninstall it. I was forced to finish the process, which appeared as though it was a new installation and when it was all done, the carts were gone from courses and so were their contents! Yikes! I'm sure glad I was doing it on our development site and not our production site!

    Problem is, we're all set to change our production site to BOOST but my version of SC doesn't work with Boost! Yikes, again!
  • Picture of Blair F.
    Thu, 26 Oct 2017, 1:06 AM
    Like Frederic (message of 9 Aug 2017) I went in and bumped the version from 2016032900 to 2016032901 and the installation seemed to work fine and the issues with Boost seem to have disappeared. Of course, in my development site, I've lost all Sharing Cart instances and data, but at least that's only in testing. @Don, will you be bumping up the version number so that it shows up as an official update for folks? It would be very helpful!
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