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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David Bogner (Lead maintainer)
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  • Picture of Lebato MT
    Thu, Feb 16, 2017, 1:18 PM
    Thanks David
  • Picture of Saaid Agherdien
    Thu, Feb 16, 2017, 3:12 PM
    Hi David
    I am using moodle 3.1.4. I have upgraded to the latest version of the booking plug-in. I now get an error when i want to "download the sign-in sheet"
    "Coding error detected, it must be fixed by a programmer: PHP catchable fatal error

    More information about this error"
  • it's me
    Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 9:12 PM
    Hi Saaid, the error should be fixed in the latest version. Kind regards, David
  • Picture of Rob Johnson
    Fri, Feb 24, 2017, 3:12 AM
    @David, FYI, your latest release has fixed the Export all issue I had previously reported. Thanks.
  • Picture of D.ALI ALAMRI
    Fri, Mar 3, 2017, 8:00 PM
    after intalled
    i cant open my website
    white page only
    and i deleted plugin but stel white page
  • Picture of D.ALI ALAMRI
    Fri, Mar 3, 2017, 8:02 PM
    MY moddle is 2.9
  • it's me
    Sat, Mar 4, 2017, 5:08 PM
    Hi Ali alamri, I did test the booking module on Moodle 2.9 and I can not reproduce the problem. It seems more likely you messed up something else in Moodle. Only your course pages are showing white pages. These are not related to the booking module. Maybe you did not place the module where it should be or you have a spelling issue. Make sure the plugin is placed in moodleroot/mod/booking (moodleroot is the path to our moodle directory on your server). Kind regards, David
  • Picture of Saaid Agherdien
    Tue, Mar 7, 2017, 3:32 PM

    Hi David Thank you for the updates. The plugin is working fantastically. I am experiencing a challenge. I would like provide an image to go out with the confirmation email. I do this via the editor insert image/url = (that of a picture uploaded in the course). When the mail goes out, the picture does not display. Just an icon with an option to view the picture. However, when i click on it to view the picture, i get an error message that says the url was not found on the server" Is there a special place that i should upload pictures to, so that it can be displayed in the outgoing emails.
  • Picture of Saaid Agherdien
    Sat, Mar 11, 2017, 4:13 AM
    Hi David, the edit my institutions section of the booking plugin is slow on responding to "edit my institutions". Now that i want to backup the course i am getting the error "Debug info: MySQL client ran out of memory
    SELECT * FROM mdl_booking_institutions WHERE course = ?
    [array (
    0 => '2',
    Error code: dmlreadexception" Any advise?
  • Picture of Saaid Agherdien
    Sat, Mar 11, 2017, 3:26 PM
    Hi David, a booked participants "Institution" = the optionalprofile field/institution of the participant. Is the list of institutions that one can add to "Add a new booking option/Edit Institutions"; suppose to reference the same institutions as the "optionalprofile field/institution" or is this a completely separate list.
  • Picture of Saaid Agherdien
    Sun, Mar 12, 2017, 11:21 PM
    Hi Antonello, when one create a booking option, the heading "address" does not appear as the other headings such as "location" and "institution". Is there a way that i can get "address:" to also appear. See a booking option example as it appears without the heading "address": Moodle 1

    Institution: BEACON HILL(SEC)
  • Picture of Saaid Agherdien
    Sat, Mar 18, 2017, 9:06 PM
    Hi All, there error i posted on 11 March 2017 3:26 was resolved by uninstalling the booking plug-in, then re-installing the latest plug-in. I can now do a backup.
  • it's me
    Sat, Mar 18, 2017, 9:54 PM
    Hi Saaid,

    thank you for reporting the solution, but in general I do not recommend to do so. Maybe the booking module you were using did not work well with your Moodle version. Also you might have had a corrupt installation (Do not overwrite when updating, you always have to completely delete and then put the new version on the server or use alternative ways to install like git, etc.). Also posting problems with such little description does not help. It always needs Moodle version, module version, DB type, etc...

    Kind regards,
  • Picture of Lebato MT
    Wed, Mar 22, 2017, 3:32 PM
    Hi David,
    on the page where a person is making a booking for other users; it possible to set a permission of disabling the Remove button (or hiding the button)based on the system role, instead of showing an error message to the user when they clicking on it?
  • Picture of Georg Wiesinger
    Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 3:40 PM
    Hi David,
    I have been testing your plugin a while on Moodle 3.2.2+ and couldn't find any issues so far! Are there any known issues I may have overlooked?

    Kind regards,
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