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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  • it's me
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016, 8:31 AM
    @Lebato MT: Fixed tagging and deletion issues.
  • Aaron Cauchi
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016, 4:34 PM
    Hi David, plugin is fantastic until it stopped putting bookings. Unfortunately the moodle version we are using is Moodle 2.5+ (Build: 20130530) with PHP Version 5.3.5. The only details I can tell you is that i was using only three users to test it out. Worked fine, could book, have someone on standby and even replace. Mail notification of dropped booking was not working but that was trivial. Suddenly I changed (for testing purpose) the name of the booking title page and bookings were not being accepted, no error page, just after you try to book a slot, it asks if you want to confirm, you confirm and it then takes you to the booking page again. Now there should be one booking less but it shows the same bookings, thus, no bookings where accepted. Hope it makes sense the way am explaining.
  • it's me
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016, 4:49 PM
    @Aaron Cauchi: I would recommend to upgrade to PHP 5.6 and Moodle 2.7 minimum. We do not support Moodle 2.5 since years, nor do we have a PHP 5.3 testing environment.
  • Aaron Cauchi
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016, 4:51 PM
    Understand you perfectly. As already said, plugin is cool. Waiting till next week so backend team helps me out in upgrade to latest Moodle and PHP.
  • Picture of Dan Kirk
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016, 6:29 PM
    Great work with the new update David Bogner. Thank you for adding an option to delete a booking. All seems to be working fine. Keep up the good work.
  • Picture of Anup Srinivas
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 5:16 AM
    When attempting to download Results > Grades from the quiz results, i get the following error "Coding error detected, it must be fixed by a programmer: Output can not be buffered before instantiating table_dataformat_export_format"

    With following stack trace error :
    Stack trace:
    line 1708 of \lib\tablelib.php: coding_exception thrown
    line 181 of \lib\tablelib.php: call to table_dataformat_export_format->__construct()
    line 165 of \lib\tablelib.php: call to flexible_table->export_class_instance()
    line 76 of \mod\quiz\report\overview\report.php: call to flexible_table->is_downloading()
    line 96 of \mod\quiz\report.php: call to quiz_overview_report->display()

    Can anyone help me in getting this resolved , I am on Moodle version 3.1
  • it's me
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 5:48 AM
    @Anup Srivinas: This problem has nothing to do with the booking module. Please refer to the quiz module or report a general bug in Moodle. None of the lines in debug output is a booking module code.
  • Picture of Lebato MT
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 5:39 PM
    Hi David,

    Thanks for adding the Delete option.

    I dont understand the tagging issue you are talking about though. What i wanted to know is if there is a way to add more fields on the Booking report, except for the fields that are from the "Additional Fields" category? I am specifically interested in the user profile fields the under the "Optional" category. e.g. Skype ID, Yahoo ID etc.
    Or maybe there is a way to add these fields using Tags?

  • Picture of Rob Johnson
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 12:42 AM
    Thank you David for testing to see if you can reproduce the error I am seeing. I am using Moodle 3.1.1. I first installed Booking when the site was running 2.6. We then went to 2.8 and upgraded Booking then.

    The server is Apache 2.4, PHP 5.6 and MySQL 5.6. I have Opcache enabled. Output buffering is set to 4096. I see the same error on a fresh 3.1 site on the same server. Any insight would be appreciated.
  • it's me
    Fri, Sep 30, 2016, 2:44 AM
    @Rob Johnson: If you look at the post from Anup Srinivas, there seems to be the same problem with the quiz module. Could you test the report page in the quiz module and look, if there is the same error displayed?
  • Picture of Rob Johnson
    Fri, Sep 30, 2016, 5:47 AM
    Hi David,
    Quiz results download just fine for me. Also, individual booking options download fine. It is only when I try to download all booking options that it throws the error. Is there a difference in the code between a single booking option and downloading all?

    I turned off output buffering on a dev server and I do not get the error. However, the resulting file is shown in the browser instead of being prompted to download. I would like to keep output buffering on for performance reasons.
  • Picture of Georg Wiesinger
    Fri, Sep 30, 2016, 5:38 PM
    Hi David,
    places/waitinglist places are not shown in the booking overview! Available places are set to 20, waitinglist places to 5. Do I have to consider anything else to get this working?

    I am using the latest plugin version on Moodle 3.1.2+!

    Many thanks in advance!
  • Picture of Rob Johnson
    Fri, Oct 7, 2016, 5:35 AM
    Hi David,
    I turned off output buffering temporarily on my production server and the error is cleared. Did you have output buffering turned on when you tried to reproduce the error? Again, it only happens when I try to download all booking option responses. It does not happen when downloading a single booking option. Thank you again for any help.
  • it's me
    Fri, Oct 7, 2016, 3:51 PM
    Hi Rob,
    I did not have the time to have a closer look at the problem. How did you turn off the output buffer?
    Kind regards,
  • it's me
    Sat, Oct 8, 2016, 3:02 AM
    @Georg Wiesinger: The reason you are not seeing any places available is, because you are using german. German is not supported anymore due to lack of funding. You can nevertheless provide your own translation in the Moodle admin backend or even better on
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