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. In June 2017, Emma Richardson reported the 3.2 version worked OK in Moodle 3.3.
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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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Don Hinkelman (Lead maintainer)
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VERSION2 INC: Programming Team for Sharing Cart
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Tomonori Maruyama: Original author
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  • 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....
  • 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.
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