Activities: Booking

Maintained by it's meDavid Bogner
The module is perfect for managing participants and subscription of online and offline courses and events.
724 sites
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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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  • it's me
    Mon, Jul 24, 2017, 11:00 PM
    Hi Laszlo,

    could you specify Moodle version and version of plugin and database type (mysql, postgre,...) please. I can not reproduce this error on my system.

    Kind regards,
  • Picture of László Pauer
    Tue, Jul 25, 2017, 4:20 PM
    Hi David,

    my site is 3.3, the plugin version is Lois Wilkerson 1.1 (2017071900), and the database type is MsSQL 2012 R2 on Ubuntu Server 14.04.5 (LTS)

  • it's me
    Tue, Jul 25, 2017, 4:47 PM
    Hi Laszlo,

    MsSQL is not supported by this plugin. I did not know, that it is running on Ubuntu neither. Actually you should get a notice, to select at least 1 user when you press a button. Maybe your the update did not work out as expected. I recommend to delete the source mod/booking and put the new source of the new version there again. Or if you did install via git check if the pull went fine.

    Kind regards,
  • Picture of Ruslan Kabalin
    Tue, Jul 25, 2017, 6:28 PM
    Hi David, I did not look properly in the features, but is there a way to configure bookings in a way that if user booked one session in a set, others will not be available for booking? Use case - same event runs in a form of many identical sessions at different times, but user can book only session one at the time. Thanks.
  • it's me
    Tue, Jul 25, 2017, 10:57 PM
    yes, you can limit max. number of bookings for a user. set it to 1, if a user should only book one event of many.
  • it's me
    Wed, Jul 26, 2017, 10:15 PM
    @Laszlo: I could reproduce the bug. It is now fixed. Did not have any effect on functionality.
  • Picture of Jurgita Rimkiene
    Wed, Aug 16, 2017, 8:26 PM
    Is it possible to do that Booking was seen in main Moodle site page? Theother question is how can I change the default view from "my bookings" to "active bookings"?
  • Picture of Michelle Jackman
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017, 10:47 PM
    I was just wondering how the 'course points' works? I would like to give students points for signing up to workshops but I cannot see how entering a number for course points does anything...

    It would also be very helpful if you could include the option to add to calendar to the upload spreadsheet.
  • it's me
    Wed, Aug 23, 2017, 11:45 PM
    Hi Michelle, thank you for your question. In fact the course points are just a field to fill out. It has no additional functionality. I will not your additional feature proposal. Kind regards, David
  • Picture of Samuel Godbehere
    Thu, Sep 7, 2017, 10:49 PM
    Hi David,

    Running 3.1.6 on the latest available version of mod_booking, should "Notification text shown on activity completion" be sent as an email or can that only be displayed as a message? For the other messages such as the reminder those appear to be being sent as an email but users are not receiving the activity completion message as an email. Kind Regards, Sam
  • it's me
    Fri, Sep 8, 2017, 4:38 AM
    Hi Sam, I will have a look at that as soon as I have some spare time. Cheers, David
  • Picture of Rob Johnson
    Thu, Sep 14, 2017, 6:59 AM
    Hi David,
    One of my teachers entered some text in the Institution field of a session. How can that be removed? Deleting the institution using "Edit institutions does not remove it from the booking instance.
  • Picture of Andraž P.
    Thu, Sep 14, 2017, 3:56 PM
    Hi Rob, you need to edit booking instance and remove it manually, as deleting it from institutions don't remove from booking instance.
  • it's me
    Thu, Sep 21, 2017, 5:44 PM
    Hi Rob, indeed there is a problem. This has to do with buggy implementation of the autocompletion field in Moodle. This will never be fixed by Moodle, except if someone does it on his or her own But it is possible to fix it in the booking module. I will have a look at that during the next days. Kind regards, David
  • 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.
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