Activities: Booking

mod_booking
Maintained by it's meDavid Bogner
The module is perfect for managing participants and subscription of online and offline courses and events.
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Current versions available: 9

This plugin needs funding. If you rely on it, then consider a support contract so you can use it in the future as well. There are a lot of necessary tasks to be accomplished in order to keep the module working and up to date.

ATTENTION:

Version for Moodle 3.8 is not yet funded. If you use this plugin consider a maintenance/support contract in order to have a working module for your next Moodle upgrade! Contact info (at) edulabs.org for further information.

FURTHER FUNDING NEEDED FOR

  • MSSQL Support: NOT TESTED
  • Implement automated testing
  • Upgrade from custom availability to Moodle availability API has to be done
  • Replace YUI Javascript framework with JQUERY framework (YUI is not developped anymore)
  • Provide documentation (only a part of the features are documented)
  • Language optimization (German language support lacks some strings)
  • Additional features

Recent contribution:

  • Automn 2018: Added Moodle mobile support. Added GDPR API.
  • Spring 2018: Moodle 3.4 suppport added, new features to add notes to bookings and to send ical fiels separately and to choose which data is used for the ical-field location. Several bug fixes.
  • Automn 2017: Sign-In Sheet download form with new download options, Customizable fields to display in the sign-in sheet and other areas, Improved editing of session times, Include session times in confirmation mail, and much more
  • July 2017: Transfer users to other booking option within a booking instance. Support for Moodle 3.2, 3.3 and Boost theme added. Bug fix when status changed from waitinglist to regularly booked in order to automatically subscribe users to the associated course. Design improvements, replace YUI framework with JQuery and AMD.
  • April 2017: New features added: sign-in sheet customization, custom fields for booking options funded by Lesterhuis Training & Consultancy
  • February 2017: PostgreSQL is available again! Thanks to funding of University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt
  • January 2017: Added completion settings based on rating and added rating feature for bookings. Thanks to funding of the University of Coventry
This is a powerful booking tool, that provides a lot of features. It is perfect managing course bookings, or bookings of events, that are not associated with a moodle course. Some of the features are:
  • Max participants
  • Waitinglist
  • Automatic course subscription
  • Automatic group subscription and creation of groups
  • Confirmation mail
  • Download userlist as xls or ods
  • Cancellation system
  • Subscription period
  • Accept terms and conditions
  • Custom messages
  • Bulk subscription management
  • Assign teachers to be able to manage a single booking option
  • Sign-in Sheet as PDF (for print)
  • Custom fields for booking options
  • Activity completion
  • Rating and Grading
  • and a lot more.

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Contributors

it's me
David Bogner (Lead maintainer)
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  • it's me
    Mon, Jun 17, 2019, 9:09 PM
    Hi,

    you can sort the bookings by clicking on the title of the date column in the bookings overview. However a possibility to configure the default order is not yet implemented. You can always create a feature request on the github issues section of this module.

    Kind regards,
    David
  • Picture of Rob Johnson
    Sun, Aug 18, 2019, 12:37 AM
    Hi David,
    My site is using version 2019052800 of the Booking module. Our mobile app users report they are still being prompted to open Bookings in a browser. Booking is not disabled in the site's mobile settings. Is there something more I need to do to get it working in the mobile app?
  • it's me
    Sun, Aug 18, 2019, 4:09 AM
    Hi Rob,

    thank you for reporting the problem. I will have a look into it.

    Kind regards,
    David
  • Picture of Jesse C
    Tue, Aug 27, 2019, 3:32 AM
    Hello all (..and David),

    I have the latest module working on Moodle 3.4.9. So happy that it exists!

    However I can't get the email notifications to go out automatically.. I have to "send out a reminder email" to get it to go. Is there a setting for this that I am missing?

    JessC
  • it's me
    Wed, Aug 28, 2019, 12:52 AM
    @Jesse: You need the cronjob running in order to send reminders. Kind regards, david
  • Picture of Jesse C
    Thu, Aug 29, 2019, 3:38 AM
    Thanks David.

    New question:
    Is there a "placeholder" for the "description" field in the booking option?

    I can use things like {startdate} and {location} but would like to be able to use {description} however I am not sure if this is possible.

    JC
    https://github.com/dasistwas/moodle-mod_booking/blob/master/lang/en/booking.php
  • it's me
    Thu, Aug 29, 2019, 6:45 AM
    Hi Jesse,

    you already answered your question yourself. The implemented tags are in the language file (also in the help buttons in beneath the according settings in the booking plugin). I do not think {description} will work. You can try {text} (that would maybe render the description, but I am not sure. Best thing would be to test it and report back here, if it worked.

    Kind regards,
    David
  • Picture of Jesse C
    Wed, Sep 11, 2019, 9:08 PM
    {text} did not work. It just displays {text} in the email.
  • Picture of Adam Carnell
    Wed, Nov 20, 2019, 6:30 PM
    Hi David,

    Im strugglign with a couple of things, i cant get the e-mail placeholder to use {teacher} it always displays {teacher} and not who is assigned to the booking.
    I cant seem to get it to e-mail the teacher who is assigned to that booking either, i can get it sent to the booking manager but not the teacher who created it. Am i missing something?

    Regards,
    Adam
  • it's me
    Wed, Nov 20, 2019, 9:10 PM
    Hi Adam,
    there is a bad translation. Actually you can assign users for managing a booking option within the booking option. So that booking option manager is called teacher, but also there is the course role teacher. So maybe you have to assign a booking option manager to the booking option to make the replacement work.
    Kind regards,
    David
  • Picture of Benedikt Köhler
    Wed, Dec 11, 2019, 9:56 PM
    Hi,

    for our summer school we made a course room. The booking for
    the summer school we manage via a booking-activity in
    that course room. Pre-condition in order to be able to book
    for the summer school is the passing of a language test (Quiz-Activity)
    in the same course room. It is possible to configure the
    booking plugin, to only accept users for the summer school
    that have passed tha language-quiz in that course room.
    That works fine ...

    Our prob is that we want users having passed a quiz in a different
    course room. We can't copy that quiz. Is possible to make also
    this quiz from a dfferent course room mandatory for the
    booking ? Ideas ? Can we maybe link to that quiz.

    Thanks a lot !

    Best,

    Johann
  • Picture of Ian Fogarty
    Wed, Dec 18, 2019, 7:00 PM
    Our college loves the booking module. It has saved a lot of manual work.

    One thing we thought could be good to include in future versions is a way to customize the pdf paper based sign-in sheet. For our college, we would only need a few of the fields. We have worked around this by downloading the csv and removing the columns not needed but just thought to make the suggestion.
  • it's me
    Sun, Jan 5, 2020, 9:05 AM
    Dear Ian,

    thank you for your improvement suggestions. Actually it is already possible to customise the fields to be included in the sign-in sheet. Just have a look at the booking instance settings under "Fields to display in different contexts"

    Kind regards,
    David
  • it's me
    Sun, Jan 5, 2020, 9:09 AM
    Dear Johann,

    there are several ways to fix your problem. One would be to award a badge upon quiz completion to a user and use the availability condition in order to make the booking visible: https://moodle.org/plugins/availability_badge

    This would be one of several possibilities, hope that helps.

    Kind regards,
    David
  • Picture of Ian Fogarty
    Mon, Jan 6, 2020, 6:24 PM
    Thanks David. That has worked perfectly for us.
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