Activities: 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.


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) for further information.


  • 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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  • Picture of Emma Richardson
    Thu, Sep 21, 2017, 11:55 PM
    I have now installed this on two separate Moodle sites running 3.3.2. On both sites, when I select the Add to Calendar option when creating the booking, it clears when I initially save the booking. I go back in and check it again and this time the setting is retained but, in both instances, the event never shows up on the calendar. I have tried different themes. I am just not sure what I might be missing...everything else seems to be working as intended - just no calendar event.
  • it's me
    Fri, Sep 22, 2017, 8:18 PM
    Dear Emma, which version of the booking module do you use? You have to book the actual booking option in order to make it appear in the calendar. Just adding a booking option won't add the date to the calendar. Kind regards, David
  • Picture of Emma Richardson
    Fri, Sep 22, 2017, 8:48 PM
    I actually tried that but it still didn't appear. However, if that is the design, then I will not continue testing as I was really hoping that I could use this as an event management kind of thing and that all bookings would show up on the calendar. Not sure if you would be interested in developing that for me - if so, send me a PM and we can discuss.
  • Picture of Rob Johnson
    Sat, Sep 30, 2017, 6:45 AM
    Hi David, My teachers pointed out that when they Book other users, they leave the page as soon as the Add button is pushed. This is with the latest release. In past versions, it would stay on the page and allow them to search for more students. I have told them to use the Back button for now.
  • Picture of Andraž P.
    Mon, Oct 2, 2017, 2:20 PM
    Hi Rob Johnson, I fixed this. I think will be available in next release.
  • Picture of Rob Johnson
    Fri, Oct 6, 2017, 6:57 AM
    Thank you Andraž. I looked on Github hoping to see what was changed, but I could not find anything. Would you mind sharing the fix? If it is an easy code hack, I would like to apply it on my site. Thanks.
  • it's me
    Fri, Oct 6, 2017, 9:54 AM
    Dear Rob. The fix has not passed quality assurance yet and this will last still a while, because the new version will add also new features and there is still a lot to do before the release.
  • Picture of Cristina de Semir
    Fri, Oct 13, 2017, 5:25 PM
    I have installed the Booking in the Moodle 3.1.6.
    However, the booking.ics from the Booking activity is not working ok. It creates a new calendar in outlook. There is any way to have directly the correct .ics so the students can have the calendar invitation in their Outlook?
    Thank you,
  • it's me
    Fri, Oct 13, 2017, 6:54 PM
    Dear Christina, I do not think that is a problem of the booking module. This will help you understand the issue. It is a Microsoft thing.

    Kind regards,
  • Picture of Rob Johnson
    Wed, Nov 8, 2017, 6:20 AM
    Hi David, I just upgraded to the latest Booking release. One of my teacher noticed that the .csv export no longer shows the student username. Is there a way to get it back? We use the student ID number for username and teachers use that to look up students in our school information system. Thanks in advance.
  • Picture of Rob Johnson
    Wed, Nov 8, 2017, 6:35 AM
    Hi again David, Disregard may last comment. I found in the setting that the export is now customizable. Great work. Thanks.
  • Picture of József Somogyi
    Sat, Jan 20, 2018, 5:39 AM
    Hi David. Can I set the active booking to show only the multiple date sessions in the calendar (need for many repeating courses) ? Thank you.
  • Picture of Dirk Human
    Wed, Feb 14, 2018, 3:37 PM
    Hi David, thanks for the great plugin. I am currently struggling to import booking options using the .csv importing fuctionality. I have read the documentation and followed the steps. I get a wrong file! error in Moodle.
  • Me^^
    Wed, Feb 28, 2018, 10:08 PM
    Hi Dirk, I ran into the same issue as I was using CSV UTF-8 instead of CSV, double check you are using CSV (Comma delimited). Also I ran into some issue regarding the Date parse format, for clarification for anyone else who got stuck the default setting is j.n.Y H:i:s which translates to "30.04.2018 14:00:00" (excluding the " ").
  • Picture of Agnes Kijewski
    Thu, May 17, 2018, 1:03 PM
    Hi David, I am looking for a place in the code where a booking becomes closed in order to run another plugin at that point. I found some code in your all_options.php within the function called col_maxanswers however when doing a search to find where col_maxanswers is called from. The result turned up empty. Could you please help me with regards to where your piece of code is that closes the booking?
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