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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it's me
David Bogner (Lead maintainer)
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  • 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
  • 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.
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