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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Current versions available: 9

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 Jesse C
    Mon, May 13, 2019, 11:34 PM
    Hi David,

    Apologies for being a Newbie at this. Guidance is much appreciated. Please see more details below.

    I can see the booking Booking Block (I believe this is the right term), and I have created a booking option. I can "edit this booking option" as well. I have filled most of the fields, but when I go back to the course, the booking options there are all blank with no buttons or any information.

    You can see for yourself here if you like:
    (I bet you need to sign in)
  • Picture of Jesse C
    Tue, May 14, 2019, 4:57 AM
    I was able to get it to display in Moodle 3.4 with the latest version of the booking Module.
    The latest version of 3.5 did not work with this Module for me (hosted locally or on a server).
    I am building from scratch so will use 3.4.
  • Picture of Murilo Nocera
    Thu, May 16, 2019, 6:13 AM
    Hello! The plugin is very nice! Congrats!
    Although, I think I've found a bug... Could you help me how to fix it?

    My moodle is v3.3. and the plugin version is v3.1.
    If I'm enrolled into a course "Course A" and I create a event not associated to a course, the Moodle calendar, shows the event without any problem.
    But, If I create a event inside Course A, that is associated to Course B, the event doesnt appear on Moodle Calendar. If a user book himself into the event, the plugin enrol him inside a group of Course B normally. The only bug is on Calendar.
  • it's me
    Thu, May 16, 2019, 10:40 PM
    thank you for the bug report. I will investigate this and I think in one of the next versions, a fix will be available. I can not say anything about time frame, because the development of the plugin depends largely on institutions who finance new features or need support.
    Kind regards

  • Picture of Emma Herrod
    Mon, Jun 17, 2019, 8:19 PM
    Good afternoon,

    First of all, thank you for this plugin. We LOVE it at our college. We use it to manage staff development training sessions.

    I wondered if there's a way to order the bookings so they're in date order for users? Normally we create the bookings in date order so that's how they appear, however I've added a new booking, and it's been created at the bottom of the list. Is there any way of moving this new booking to the top of the list?
    Kind regards
  • it's me
    Mon, Jun 17, 2019, 9:09 PM

    you can sort the bookings by clicking on the title of the date column in the bookings overview. However a possibility to configure the default order is not yet implemented. You can always create a feature request on the github issues section of this module.

    Kind regards,
  • Picture of Rob Johnson
    Sun, Aug 18, 2019, 12:37 AM
    Hi David,
    My site is using version 2019052800 of the Booking module. Our mobile app users report they are still being prompted to open Bookings in a browser. Booking is not disabled in the site's mobile settings. Is there something more I need to do to get it working in the mobile app?
  • it's me
    Sun, Aug 18, 2019, 4:09 AM
    Hi Rob,

    thank you for reporting the problem. I will have a look into it.

    Kind regards,
  • Picture of Jesse C
    Tue, Aug 27, 2019, 3:32 AM
    Hello all (..and David),

    I have the latest module working on Moodle 3.4.9. So happy that it exists!

    However I can't get the email notifications to go out automatically.. I have to "send out a reminder email" to get it to go. Is there a setting for this that I am missing?

  • it's me
    Wed, Aug 28, 2019, 12:52 AM
    @Jesse: You need the cronjob running in order to send reminders. Kind regards, david
  • Picture of Jesse C
    Thu, Aug 29, 2019, 3:38 AM
    Thanks David.

    New question:
    Is there a "placeholder" for the "description" field in the booking option?

    I can use things like {startdate} and {location} but would like to be able to use {description} however I am not sure if this is possible.

  • it's me
    Thu, Aug 29, 2019, 6:45 AM
    Hi Jesse,

    you already answered your question yourself. The implemented tags are in the language file (also in the help buttons in beneath the according settings in the booking plugin). I do not think {description} will work. You can try {text} (that would maybe render the description, but I am not sure. Best thing would be to test it and report back here, if it worked.

    Kind regards,
  • Picture of Jesse C
    Wed, Sep 11, 2019, 9:08 PM
    {text} did not work. It just displays {text} in the email.
  • 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,
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