Blocks: Sharing Cart

Maintained by Picture of Don HinkelmanDon Hinkelman, Picture of Tue KorsgaardTue Korsgaard
**New January 11: Sharing Cart 3.9, release 1 adds one changes--improved section copy** 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. 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 2019: Praxis of Copenhagen is now a co-maintainer of the Sharing Cart. Thank you, Tue Korsgaard and the Praxis team for your collaboration. Also, thanks to Alex Bias and Kathrin Oswald of Ulm University for advice and support. 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 3.3-3.8. Testing now in Moodle 3.9 and 3.10-- please report bugs to github. 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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  • Picture of Don Hinkelman
    Thu, Jul 30, 2020, 9:33 AM
    Sounds like Hotel California--check in any time you like... but you can never copy out. This may be due to a theme or a course format. Could you go to github, and make a Issue there, describing your theme, course format, Moodle version, SC version, and also browser information. Did you use Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc. That would help.
  • Picture of Blair F.
    Fri, Jul 31, 2020, 1:41 AM
    Don, I reported the issue in Github a couple of days ago:
  • Picture of Blair F.
    Fri, Jul 31, 2020, 3:39 AM
    Joseph Liaw, would you mind turning on your debugging messaging for a moment and see if you get the same error that I get when I attempt this on Moodle 3.9? I get the message "Fatal error: Class 'backup_execution_step' not found in /data/shares/vcc/moodle-3.9/backup/moodle2/backup_stepslib.php on line 33"

    I have checked the backup_stepslib.php files in the latest Moodle 3.9, in the Beta version (where I had no problem) and in 3.8, and there's no difference at all between them.
  • Picture of Blair F.
    Sat, Aug 1, 2020, 3:52 AM
    I just installed the latest version of Moodle 3.9 my local computer and am not getting the error.
    I would love it if Joseph could run the debugger and report any error messages to see if they are the same as mine.
    I wonder if it has anything at all to do with this versioning that is beyond my level of understanding:
    MySQL: 5.7.29-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
  • Picture of Joseph Liaw
    Sat, Aug 1, 2020, 10:54 PM
    Hi Don and Blair: I got it figured out...we are running the very innovative and forward-looking Snap theme--has a very intuitive and and user-friendly UI, but doesn't always work well with blocks. I turned on the URL theme hack so that a teacher can add in "?theme=classic" to temporarily switch to the Classic theme, and then they can add in "?theme=Snap" to go back--not ideal, but it works.

    The new Sharing Cart is fantastic!!! Love the folder feature to help teachers stay organized, and the bulk copy and delete feature is brilliant. Thanks for your follow up and sharing your hard work with the Moodle Community!
  • Picture of Blair F.
    Wed, Aug 12, 2020, 2:20 AM
    Thanks for the update, Joseph. Can you tell me if, before your fix, you were getting the Fatal error: Class 'backup_execution_step' not found in yourserver/backup/moodle/backup_stepslib.php on line 33 ?
  • Picture of Elias Sfeir
    Thu, Nov 12, 2020, 6:33 PM
    Dear Support,

    First of all thank you for this amazing plugin.
    Second of all, i need to report an issue that is happening while copying a quiz from one course to another.
    If we restore a quiz in another course, all the question bank will be restored as well from the other course.
    Kindly we need your support to fix this issue.

    Thank you.
  • Picture of Stephanie Glick
    Mon, Nov 16, 2020, 2:15 PM
    Hi. We are using 3.9. Has anyone used the sharing cart on 3.9? Have there been any issues? Thank you,
  • Picture of Don Hinkelman
    Mon, Nov 16, 2020, 2:45 PM
    Hi Stephanie, we use Sharing Cart 3.8 (release 17) on our Moodle production server 3.9 and have experienced no issues with standard themes over the last three months. However, in the Sharing Cart github where issues are reported, you can see several minor issues, mostly to do with non-standard themes. I recommend you try Sharing Cart first on a development test server if you use different themes, but in general, I think you and anyone with standard themes can install it safely directly on a production server.
  • Picture of Lily Sun
    Mon, Dec 7, 2020, 7:32 AM
    Hi Don, we have been using sharing cart and its brilliant!! I have a question - we currently have flexible sections format and have subsections within sections. We notice that when we try and copy a section it doesn't copy the subsections within it? We have been copying the individual subsections and pasting it but is there a way for it to copy and paste the whole section with all subsections?
  • Picture of Csaba Vágvölgyi
    Fri, Jan 29, 2021, 9:42 PM
    Hi Don, thank you for this useful block! Our teachers like this smile
    When will the release Sharing Cart 3.9 available here?
    I see some changes on github. Is that the final code to Moodle 3.9?
  • Picture of Beat Ziörjen
    Mon, Feb 15, 2021, 12:22 AM
    Dear Don, you've just releases a 3.9 version of sharing cart, ist this fully working on Moodle 3.9.4+ (Build: 20210211)? best regards Beat
  • Picture of Jeff Robbins
    Mon, Feb 15, 2021, 11:04 PM
    Hi, Same question as Beat. Looking to install on my 3.9, but I don't see an install button available yet. Thanks.
  • Picture of Clay Hess
    Thu, Feb 25, 2021, 12:29 AM
    When will this be compatible with 3.10+? Ot is it considered that already?
  • Picture of Florent Mechin
    Thu, Feb 25, 2021, 4:25 PM
    Hello and thank you for this plugin which is very helpful to us.
    Unfortunately we are having problems with sharing cart since we switched to Moodle 3.9. The bug occurs when several users have copied the same section.
    When choosing the name after choosing the destination, we see the section several times and no matter which one we choose, we get an error message.
    Thanks for your help.
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