Blocks: Sharing Cart

Maintained by Picture of Tomonori Maruyama Tomonori Maruyama, Picture of Don Hinkelman Don Hinkelman
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. Early tests show it works on 3.1 as well.
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Moodle 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.0

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 and earlier versions.


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  • Picture of Mark McKay
    Fri, 1 Jan 2016, 2:11 AM
    Hi Don. Do you plan to "certify" this for 3.0 soon? -Mark
  • Picture of Don Hinkelman
    Sat, 2 Jan 2016, 4:25 AM
    Hi Mark, Thanks for checking. We usually do Sharing Cart upgrades and testing each year in September and March. So unless we get a report that our 2.9 version works in 3.0, you will have to wait a bit longer. Sorry about that. If someone tests it and reports the results to me, that will help. Regards, Don
  • Picture of Mark Davis
    Tue, 23 Feb 2016, 3:38 AM
    Hi Mark (McKay),

    just an FYI I'd add (based on Don's response) that I have installed and done some preliminary testing with it and it installed without error and has worked without error so far.
    - Mark
  • Picture of Mark Davis
    Tue, 23 Feb 2016, 3:40 AM
    Sorry, should have added that I did all of this testing on 3.0.2+ ...
  • Picture of Don Hinkelman
    Mon, 14 Mar 2016, 3:01 PM
    To all Sharing Cart users, thanks for your support of this block. Please give it a review and rating if you can. From today, for the next two weeks, we are doing our annual upgrade, and will fix any issues you have found. I do notice that when I put a photo into the Sharing Cart, it shows the whole photo rather than the file name. This can be a problem when moving many photos, so I will change this to show only the file name. Like Mark, I just tested it in 3.0.2+ and found no issues with the Clean and More themes. If you use a special theme, please test it and let me the results. Contact me by email: hinkel at
  • Picture of Randy Wald
    Thu, 21 Apr 2016, 5:11 AM
    Hi Don, Thanks for all the hard work on this. Our campus Moodle administrators love the Sharing Cart. Any updates to share on deploying a Moodle 3 version?
  • Picture of Randy Wald
    Fri, 22 Apr 2016, 5:17 AM
    Once released, we will pay to have the block vetted by Remote Learner as part of the Poet group.
  • Picture of Don Hinkelman
    Tue, 10 May 2016, 11:54 AM
    Thanks, very much, Randy. I am trying to get the new 3.0 version into the Plugins Database this week (actually, the 2.9 version works in 3.0, but we have fixed some minor bugs now). It would be wonderful to get it vetted by Remote Learner. And if there are any questions about it or changes needed, I will fix what they suggest.
    Cheers, Don
  • Picture of Emilie Lenel
    Wed, 11 May 2016, 8:19 PM
    Hello Don, i was about to ask whether this great plugin will be available for 3.0, i see that it's coming soon, good news !! as we plan to upgrade our moodle very soon to moodle 3.0. Do you think that it will work for Moodle 3.1 as well ? Cheers, Emilie
  • Picture of Randy Wald
    Tue, 24 May 2016, 5:23 AM
    Don, Sharing cart for Moodle 3.0 is successfully vetted through Remote Learner. Thanks for keeping this great plugin updated!
  • Picture of Philip Daoud
    Thu, 26 May 2016, 2:35 AM
    Thanks for a great plugin.

    Are there any plans to add the possibility to add an entire folder or allow multiple selection of items from the cart to be added to the course? This would be a nice feature especially if you have several resources or activities.

  • 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?
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