Transfer Activities Between Courses with Sharing Cart Feature

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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. 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.


  1. Turning On and Off: With editing on, add the [Sharing Cart] block from the block menu. You can turn the block on and off and the contents of the sharing cart will remain there. You must add the shopping carts to each course individually that you want to share activities between.

    After adding the shopping cart block you will see it appear on the right side of your course.  

  2. Copying to the Sharing Cart: Go to the activity you want to copy and select the [Edit] button. In the drop down menu that appears you will notice a [Copy to Sharing Cart] option. Click on that icon to send a copy of that resource/activity into the Sharing Cart. User data will be removed, only the activity itself will be cloned.

  3. Copying from the Sharing Cart: Click the [Copy to course] icon in Sharing Cart, then you will see many dotted boxes appear in the center column with arrows pointing down. Choose the location you wish to place your item, and it will be copied there directly.

  4. Making folders inside the Sharing Cart: Click the move icon on a course content item and an input box will appear. Input the name of the target folder there. To move an item into a folder, click the Move to folder icon in the Sharing Cart, then a drop-down list appears, and select the target folder. If you click the [Edit] button, you will replace the drop-down list with an input box.


This article was based on the Moodle Sharing Cart Documentation which can be found here.

If you are having difficulty or you have unanswered questions, please contact the Help Desk through the ITS Service Catalog or call (518) 388-6400.



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