Activities ::: mod_booking
Maintained by it's meDavid Bogner
The module is perfect for managing participants and subscription of online and offline courses and events.
Latest release:
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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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  • it's me
    Sun, Jul 12, 2020, 4:32 AM
    Hi Diego,
    the module was programmed for courses and trainings, that have a start and end time, but it could also cover your scenario. My suggestions would be to create a booking instance per plane and day. The booking options would be the time slots available. Other possibility: One booking instance per plane, then you create for each time slot a booking option for all days available. Use the template feature to create the options fast.
    Kind regards,
  • Sun, Jul 12, 2020, 7:01 AM
    Hi... DAvid !!1 very thanks !!! I don't know how use slots availables in the 1er way.
    In 2do way you refer a template using TAG templates? I found tag templates but i not know how i put in the instance for this as select by the user. Can you help me? please...thanks so much!!
  • it's me
    Mon, Jul 13, 2020, 5:54 PM
    Depending on your theme, you find this in the action menu icon when you are in an booking instance. (usually a cog wheel).
    Kind regards,
  • Mon, Jul 13, 2020, 8:28 PM
    Nice DAVID. I use instance for PLAIN + DAY , and in the options put the hour. I found a option "Multiple dates session" , i can put in the options, but this will be use for the select by the users?
    And the other cuestion, can i connect with Paypal module, for when they booking, the users will be to pay the reservation. This it is possible?
    And it is imposible, how i can Admin the payments in the reservations? I need to put in a reservation, it is payed or not.
    VERY Thanksss !!!!
  • Wed, Jul 22, 2020, 11:54 PM
    Hi David,
    I really enjoy your booking plugin. It's gonna save a lot of time for my team to organize training sessions more efficiently! Thanks again.
    However, i was trying to figure out how a user (not a manager or teacher with the full good rights on your activiy) is able to book for another user?
    For instance, i defined a Mentor role who should be able to book instead of the user if the user didn't do it by him/her-self.
    In the fine grained rights you added the right : "Make bookings for other users".
    If i log into Moodle with the such granted user with that role (so that right among all), i'm not able to book for anyone, because i don't have any icon mixed
    Did i miss or misunderstood something on that usage?
    Capture here : (available for 1 week)

    Thanks a lot for your reply wink
  • it's me
    Thu, Jul 23, 2020, 2:03 PM
    Hi Julien,
    basically you have the right permission set. What version do you use? There has been a version, where the button for subscribing other users was not visible, but should be in the most recent version. You have to click on the cog wheel see screenshot:
    Kind regards,
  • Thu, Jul 23, 2020, 3:25 PM
    Hi David,
    Hum i see... I have this context menu as a Manager. The thing is, i was hoping (because you have the single right about "book for other users") that a user without any other rights than "booking for him/her-self" could have that additionnal right individually added in a specific role.
    Because as i see on your screenshot, user will be able to "book for other users" but also "Edit this booking option", "Edit teachers"...etc

    In other words, if I want someone to only be able to book for him/her-self and for his/her mentee (and no editing capabilities at all), and i give him/her the role with only these booking capabilities, i don't have the gear icon on the top right with the context menu at all mixed
  • it's me
    Thu, Jul 30, 2020, 5:37 PM
    if that's the case, then it is a bug. The icon should be visible with the appropriate rights. I will fix that for the next release.
    Kind regards,
  • Fri, Sep 11, 2020, 8:10 PM
    (sorry for my late reply)
    Thanks David!
    I tried on a Moodle set up with a PgSQL Database. I have the same issue. I did what you explain in your documentation regarding the overide role rights. Nothing changed. I still don't have any context menu for my mentor to only book for their mentee mixed
    I hope you will find the bug or maybe i miss something.
    Kind regards,
  • Sun, Oct 18, 2020, 4:36 PM
    I created some active bookings, but the option to book is no were to be found!

    I get this: "Booking is not possible for your user role. Please contact the site administrator to give you the appropriate rights or enrol/sign in."

    I'm using my admin account to manage the bookings, so the option should be available...

    I lost already hours and cannot sort this.

    Thank you
  • it's me
    Sun, Oct 18, 2020, 6:01 PM
    Hi Bruno,
    there is a permission you have to set to "allow" for each role, not matter if you are admin or manager. Usually this is set to allow for students: mod/booking:choose
    So you have to get the permissions right for your role.
    Kind regards,
  • Wed, Oct 28, 2020, 4:34 AM
    First of all, thank you for this fantastic plugin!

    I only have one small query, in the 'booking confirmation' section, I have included {institution} as a value but for some reason it just seems to omit that part and proceeds to carry on with the rest of the email.
    Do you know what this coud be?

    Thanks smile
  • Thu, Jan 21, 2021, 10:19 AM
    That plugin is fantastic. Is there some newer payed version? An updated version. I’m using Moodle 3.10 and I’m having some issues. Could someone help or the plugin died?
    On mobile app that error is showing.
    Class 'mod_booking\output\places' not found
  • Thu, Jan 21, 2021, 7:38 PM

    I have installed the platform and all the plugins are working very well but i'm having issues with the booking plugin.

    Moodle is sending emails to the user/admin when a certificate is obtained, when a new user registers into the system, when a password is recovered etc. I also installed the schedule plugin and the notifications are working fine. The problem is that when booking into a booking option, after the notification that an email is going to be sent, neither the admin or the user is receiving a notification. I notice that in a previous installation, those notifications, some times toke large minutes to arrive but on this new installation, the booking plugin is not sending the emails.

    I have checked all the available help available but i cannot find a solution for this issue and the problem is that in this platform, there's no alternative to a booking system, we only have this plugin available.

    Additional help is very welcome!

    Many Thanks,

  • Tue, Mar 9, 2021, 2:27 AM
    Hi David,
    Awesome plugin, but I have a question. I have 150 students in one course and I want to have a class that the studant need to book it to participate, I will repeat this same class 5 times on different day and time and the student can only subscribe only once on this class.

    What I thought is to add 5 events limiting 30 people, but this way a student can schedule 5 times, since they are separete events.

    Is there a way to make it with the plug-in?
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