Sapling Learning > Incorrect Tabs in a Flash-based Activity Question

Document created by Digital Support on Jan 25, 2017Last modified by Digital Support on Apr 14, 2017
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When creating incorrect tabs the idea is to anticipate the errors a typical student might make. On each incorrect tab you will select an incorrect answer and then explain why that specific answer is wrong and/or guide the students toward the right answer. 

For example, for the question, "What is the product of 2 x 3?" you might expect some students to misinterpret this as "2 + 3." In this case, you could use an Incorrect tab for the answer "5," with specific feedback telling the student that they need to multiply, not add. 

  1. To make a new incorrect tab, click the + button on the top right hand corner of the screen.
  2. Next, answer the question incorrectly on the tab as you anticipate a student doing. 
  3. Then using the text box tool, write your response to that incorrect answer (responses should be similar to something you would say to a student in a live tutoring session.) 
  • If you don't have enough room to write your response under the question, remember that you can use the “simple explanation” bin down at the bottom of the screen.