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, 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 3.2 is not yet funded. If you intend to use the plugin with Moodle 3.2 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:

  • 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
David Bogner (Lead maintainer)
Picture of Andraž P.
Andraž P.: Developer
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  • Picture of Saaid Agherdien
    Sat, 11 Mar 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, 11 Mar 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, 12 Mar 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, 18 Mar 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, 18 Mar 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, 22 Mar 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, 24 Mar 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,
  • it's me
    Fri, 24 Mar 2017, 7:00 PM
    Hi Georg,

    that is possible. It is just not tested nor have I looked into the changed Moodle APIs relevant for this plugin.

    Kind regards,
  • Picture of John Anderson
    Wed, 29 Mar 2017, 11:48 PM
    Where can I support $ the module ? It's a really great one BTW; for in-person trainings with post-training online follow-up.
  • Picture of John Anderson
    Fri, 31 Mar 2017, 10:40 PM
    Do 'Bookings' show up in the moodle calendar ?
  • Picture of Emma Herrod
    Fri, 21 Apr 2017, 7:46 PM
    Thank you for all the hard work that goes in to this plug-in. It's saved us so much time!
    I'd like to be able to upload all my bookings via CSV, but I'm struggling. I get a "wrong file type" when I try to upload it. I have it saved as a CSV.
    Is there a template anyone has?
    Also, what would the value in the CSV be for having a TRUE tickbox value (for Date and Time of booking is known)?
  • Picture of Georg Wiesinger
    Mon, 24 Apr 2017, 3:38 PM
    Hi David, I played around with the latest release and came across an issue with the layout of the signin-sheet. In the downloaded PDF-file the participants names are cut-off. Neither did I change the default settings nor did I add an extra column.

    Am I doing something wrong?

    Safari 10.1
    Moodle 3.1.5+
  • Picture of Dave Hope
    Tue, 25 Apr 2017, 10:16 PM
    Hey guys, I've changed my default view from "showactive" to "myinstitution" in view.php but is there any way to set a default sort for the courses?
  • it's me
    Fri, 12 May 2017, 12:50 AM
    Hi Georg, the problem is fixed in the latest version. Cheers. David
  • Picture of Lebato MT
    Tue, 23 May 2017, 5:12 PM
    I'm using version 2017030600. On the "Book other users" page, is there a way that we can search users by username instead of just Name and Surname, or email only? this will make the search much easier because username is likely to be the most unique more than name and surname.
    Thank you
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