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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Moodle 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

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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  • Picture of Marcell Marcell
    Fri, 2 Jun 2017, 2:07 AM
    Hello David,
    I'm trying to translate your plugin into Hungarian, but there are question marks instead of some charachters (for example "á" or "é" don't appear). How can I solve this problem? Thank you.
  • it's me
    Tue, 6 Jun 2017, 6:41 AM
    Hi Marcell,

    that's great news. I recommend to use (AMOS) for translating. That would ship the booking translation directly with the Hungarian language pack of Moodle.

    Kind regards,
  • Picture of Lebato MT
    Tue, 20 Jun 2017, 9:08 PM
    Hi David,
    I have noticed people with the permissions to "Book other users" can still make bookings in this option even when the availability date of the booking option has past. Is there a way we can fix this problem?
    Thank you
  • it's me
    Wed, 21 Jun 2017, 9:50 PM
    Hi, Lebato. I think this was done on purpose. Usually when you can book other users you are a kind of admin or manager who needs to be able to make changes without these limitations. Example: Student falls ill first day of course, then the student will be unsubscribed and another student can still join. So I am not aware of your usecase, so that might need some clarification and an additional feature. Kind regards, David
  • Picture of Andreas Kriwan
    Thu, 22 Jun 2017, 5:36 PM
    Hello, is there an API available for this plugin?
  • Picture of Andraž P.
    Sun, 25 Jun 2017, 3:57 AM
    Hi @Andreas Kriwan, what API do you need? I did something that can help you:
  • Picture of Gemma Lesterhuis
    Tue, 18 Jul 2017, 5:29 PM
    Hi, I just finished the Dutch translation of the bookign module through Amos.
  • Picture of László Pauer
    Mon, 24 Jul 2017, 9:24 PM
    It seems that no matter what, when using any of the buttons, the following error message is displayed:
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    What could be the issue here?

  • it's me
    Mon, 24 Jul 2017, 11:00 PM
    Hi Laszlo,

    could you specify Moodle version and version of plugin and database type (mysql, postgre,...) please. I can not reproduce this error on my system.

    Kind regards,
  • Picture of László Pauer
    Tue, 25 Jul 2017, 4:20 PM
    Hi David,

    my site is 3.3, the plugin version is Lois Wilkerson 1.1 (2017071900), and the database type is MsSQL 2012 R2 on Ubuntu Server 14.04.5 (LTS)

  • 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"?
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