Eric A. Silva

SAMR with the Blackboard Test Tool

Using the SAMR Model to redefine or as Blackboard would say “Reimagine” assignments with the Blackboard Tests tool.


  • Instructors can copy questions directly from tests, quizzes, worksheets and other resources into the Blackboard testing tool.


  • Creating questions beyond the standard multiple choice and true/false questions. Hotspot questions allow students to click within a certain region on an image such as identifying the nucleus on a cell.
  • Instructors import questions from other solutions such as ExamView, Respondus and Blackboard xpLor.



  • Providing feedback for correct and incorrect answers by adding videos & audio clips, linking to course content and adding text.
  • Running Item Analysis and Attempt Statistics to view data on how students performed.
  • Enabling self-assessment options allowing the student to reinforce the material without a grade being added to the gradebook.

Eric Silva

Eric is an Instructional Designer at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and a Graduate Student at Boise State University. Learn more about me.

Add comment

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.