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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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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  • Picture of Adam Carnell
    Wed, Nov 20, 2019, 6:30 PM
    Hi David,

    Im strugglign with a couple of things, i cant get the e-mail placeholder to use {teacher} it always displays {teacher} and not who is assigned to the booking.
    I cant seem to get it to e-mail the teacher who is assigned to that booking either, i can get it sent to the booking manager but not the teacher who created it. Am i missing something?

  • it's me
    Wed, Nov 20, 2019, 9:10 PM
    Hi Adam,
    there is a bad translation. Actually you can assign users for managing a booking option within the booking option. So that booking option manager is called teacher, but also there is the course role teacher. So maybe you have to assign a booking option manager to the booking option to make the replacement work.
    Kind regards,
  • Picture of Benedikt Köhler
    Wed, Dec 11, 2019, 9:56 PM

    for our summer school we made a course room. The booking for
    the summer school we manage via a booking-activity in
    that course room. Pre-condition in order to be able to book
    for the summer school is the passing of a language test (Quiz-Activity)
    in the same course room. It is possible to configure the
    booking plugin, to only accept users for the summer school
    that have passed tha language-quiz in that course room.
    That works fine ...

    Our prob is that we want users having passed a quiz in a different
    course room. We can't copy that quiz. Is possible to make also
    this quiz from a dfferent course room mandatory for the
    booking ? Ideas ? Can we maybe link to that quiz.

    Thanks a lot !


  • Picture of Ian Fogarty
    Wed, Dec 18, 2019, 7:00 PM
    Our college loves the booking module. It has saved a lot of manual work.

    One thing we thought could be good to include in future versions is a way to customize the pdf paper based sign-in sheet. For our college, we would only need a few of the fields. We have worked around this by downloading the csv and removing the columns not needed but just thought to make the suggestion.
  • it's me
    Sun, Jan 5, 2020, 9:05 AM
    Dear Ian,

    thank you for your improvement suggestions. Actually it is already possible to customise the fields to be included in the sign-in sheet. Just have a look at the booking instance settings under "Fields to display in different contexts"

    Kind regards,
  • it's me
    Sun, Jan 5, 2020, 9:09 AM
    Dear Johann,

    there are several ways to fix your problem. One would be to award a badge upon quiz completion to a user and use the availability condition in order to make the booking visible:

    This would be one of several possibilities, hope that helps.

    Kind regards,
  • Picture of Ian Fogarty
    Mon, Jan 6, 2020, 6:24 PM
    Thanks David. That has worked perfectly for us.
  • Picture of Mustafa Mohammed
    Thu, Jan 23, 2020, 1:39 AM
    When trying to use activity completion for the booking. Instead of a confirm completion status button, I see an (un)confirm completion status button. When I click on this button it does nothing to the completion status but gives me a message "New numbers have been generated." Please let me know what I am doing wrong?
  • it's me
    Sun, Jan 26, 2020, 3:48 AM
    Dear Mustafa, I will fix this asap.
  • it's me
    Sat, Feb 8, 2020, 6:56 AM
    Dear Mustafa, the issue is fixed in v5.9-Nairobi.
  • Picture of Antoine Bedward
    Mon, Mar 23, 2020, 8:57 PM
    Do we know how much it would cost to fund the Moodle 3.8 version or if anyone has started?
  • Picture of Mike Nodding
    Sat, Apr 4, 2020, 11:08 AM
    Hello, I was just trying out the plugin for a specific purpose: setting up a booking for a large concurrent user quiz slot, so not entirely sure if appropriate for this plugin, but wondered if there was a way to set it up for that? Have a booking set up, with booking options: slot 1, 2 etc - i don't want it for a specific course but at a site level so a teacher can book a time slot - so my problem is that i can capture a booking but am not sure how to capture the course the booking is for. Is there some way to add some free text in a field in the booking option so that it could be captured with the booking? Hope that makes some sense. cheers
  • it's me
    Sat, Apr 4, 2020, 10:49 PM
    @Antoine: Please write to

    @Mike: I do not think I understand correctly. You can add the booking activity in the main menu on the frontpage or as activity on the frontpage (Maybe stealth activity). Then you can link there from anywhere. Also you could create a course with open access, that is reserved for bookings, and have the booking activity placed there.

    Concerning: Single activity booking: You could make courses in "Single activity format", that's a course format, that transforms a course into a single activity.

    You cann add multiple fields to a booking. You have to have a closer look at booking instance settings and also in the overall admin settings of the booking module at site admin level.

    Not sure, if that answers your questions...

    Kind regards,
  • Picture of Doug Henner
    Tue, Jun 9, 2020, 11:07 PM

    ...probably this is not a bug, but I need some help here

    I want make the visibility of a section in a course subject to if the user has registered via
    the booking plugin. So I creaed a booking element in an instance of the booking plugin in the
    same course. Then I set a restriction in the config of the section:
    Show only if "booking-instance"-name is marked as complete.
    Now user register. We mark their registration as complete.

    however, wether a user has made a bookig or not. The section always gets shown.

    How can I use a restriction of the booking plugin here in order to
    to handle the visibility of another element...?

    I tried to describe this here as well

    ...would be grateful, if you can get me started !


  • it's me
    Tue, Jun 9, 2020, 11:33 PM
    Hi Doug,
    I answered in the forum.
    Kind regards,
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