If you are interested in maximising your efficiency in minute taking for your job or you are interested in building your career as a stenotype operator or journalist, this Minute Taking Course will benefit you. This course will help you to improve your skills in note taking and familiarise with the features of Microsoft OneNote 2016. 

This Minute Taking Course  will teach you how to organise yourself before, during and after the meeting. You’ll also learn how to convey information in a concise and compelling sentence. This course will also make you qualified to determine whether to record or ignore something in a meeting. You’ll also gain a solid understanding of Microsoft OneNote 2016 and how to use the various features of this go-to-go application for note-taking.

Learning Outcomes of The Minute Taking Course: 

  • Explore various organisational tips and learn how to prepare for a productive meeting 
  • Identify what is essential and what is not for minute taking 
  • Discover the difference between agenda and minutes 
  • Understand the art of taking minutes and familiarise with the tips for writing minutes 
  • Get a solid understanding of the user interface, from creating notebooks, to using templates, and customising the interface 
  • Learn how to integrate other Microsoft programs with OneNote 
  • Understand how to share and collaborate on notebooks through Outlook integration 
  • Learn how to conduct searches in notebooks

Why choose this course

  • Earn a free e-certificate upon successful completion.
  • Accessible, informative modules taught by expert instructors
  • Study in your own time, at your own pace, through your computer tablet or mobile device
  • Benefit from instant feedback through mock exams and multiple-choice assessments
  • Get 24/7 help or advice from our email and live chat teams
  • Full Tutor Support on Weekdays

Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials
  • Mock exams
  • Multiple-choice assessment


Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to obtain your course completion e-certificate free of cost. Print copy by post is also available at an additional cost of 9.99 and PDF Certificate at 4.99.

Course Curriculum

Minute Taking
Minute Taking 00:35:00
Tips to Follow 01:08:00
Meeting and the Minute Taking 00:19:00
Minute Taking Nowadays 00:20:00
Microsoft OneNote 2016
Navigate the OneNote 2016 Environment 01:00:00
Create a Notebook 01:00:00
Use Predesigned Templates for OneNote Notebooks 00:30:00
Customize the User Interface 02:00:00
Modify Formatting in a Notebook 01:00:00
Add Images to a Notebook 01:00:00
Add Tables to a Notebook 01:00:00
Add Audio and Video to a Notebook 00:30:00
Add Quick Notes and Links 01:30:00
Use Tags, Symbols, Drawing Tools, and Pen Options 01:00:00
Save and Export Content and Use Alternate File Types 01:00:00
Manage Notebook Recycle Bins and Backups 01:00:00
Work with Excel Spreadsheets and Visio Diagrams 00:30:00
Work with Embedded Files 00:45:00
Send a Notebook and Use Outlook Integration 01:00:00
Share and Collaborate on Notebooks 01:00:00
Finalize a Notebook Using Proofing and Print Settings 01:30:00
Configure Notebook Properties and Security 01:00:00
Search Notebooks 00:30:00
Additional Resources
Exercise files – Microsoft OneNote 2016 00:00:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Minute Taking Course 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Minute Taking Course 00:20:00

Course Reviews


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  1. Stacy Freeman


    I really enjoyed this course, learned some excellent tips and loved the way everything is explained.

  2. Jon Anglin


    I would recommend the course as it was clear and concise. Very happy that now I know how to take minutes at a meeting.

  3. Matthew Thomas


    This course was helpful. It provided enough real life experience and scenarios, exactly what I expected.

  4. Mary Lobb


    This course provided me with what I was looking for as material did relate to my work experience.

  5. Really interesting course


    I enjoyed this course and found it very interesting.

  6. The worst course ever


    I am really disappointed with this course. It looks like someone copied some information from different websites and pasted them into the course without reading. A lot of information is repeated, exercises for OneNote aren’t explained and this course doesn’t contain any videos, only ‘dry’ text. Moreover, the exam contains questions that you will not find answers in course material. Waste of time and money.

  7. Minute taking course


    5* A great course.Totally recommended….



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