Activities: Booking

Maintained by it's me David Bogner, Picture of Andraž P. Andraž P.
The module is perfect for managing participants and subscription of online and offline courses and events.
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The latest version is available for Moodle 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3, but support for future versions needs funding. There are a lot of necessary tasks to be accomplished in order to keep the module working and up to date.


Version for Moodle 3.4 is not yet funded. If you intend to use the plugin with Moodle 3.4 please consider financing the upgrade. Consider a yearly support contract, if you rely on this module. Contact me at info (at) for further information.


  • Implement automated testing
  • New tagging API is not FULLY supported
  • 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:

  • 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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  • it's me
    Tue, 25 Jul 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, 25 Jul 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, 25 Jul 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, 26 Jul 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, 16 Aug 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, 22 Aug 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, 23 Aug 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, 7 Sep 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, 8 Sep 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, 14 Sep 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, 14 Sep 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, 21 Sep 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, 21 Sep 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, 22 Sep 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, 22 Sep 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.
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