Moodle block: Sharing Cart

Published on: Author: KerryJ

Am little girl giggly excited this afternoon over a new (to me) plug in called Sharing Cart.

Sharing Cart allows you to copy resources and activities between courses. I tried this as an admin and it worked a treat so tried it as a teacher and it also worked.

I tested it on a variety of content and activities – forums, SCORM packages, pages, PDFs and a quiz. Love that it works. And so easy to install!

Once I installed it via FTP upload to blocks and activated it via my admin login, all I – both in my admin and teacher login sessions – had to do was add Sharing Cart as a block.

As soon as you add it as a block, a new icon appears next to your activities and content.

Sharing block icon
The sharing cart icon appears at the far right

If you click on the Sharing Cart icon, you will be asked if you’re sure you want to copy the item and when you click okay, your item is added to a list in the Sharing Cart block. 

To add an item from the Sharing Cart to another course, go to the new course and add the Sharing Cart block. Your list of items will appear in the block. Click on the Sharing Cart icon next to the item you wish to copy to the course.
Sharing Cart block
Sharing Cart block list of items


You will notice dashed outline boxes appearing at the bottom of the lists of activities and resources in your blocks.  Click inside the box and the item will be added in that space.

Click in the blank box to add the copied item from Sharing Cart block

This is SO much easier than doing a back up and restore! Love that it works via the blocks menu – so easy to access and use.

Have you test driven this yet? Let me know in the comments below.