on 01-22-2018 06:18 AM
The best solution may not be to open a Bb Test Bank but to use one of the alternate formats provided with most texts. This answer (below) from another post might be of benefit.
I am not sure what text/course you are teaching but the test generator that creates content for the LMS systems also allows the test(s) to be exported as Word docs.
This link might help get you started, a Cengage YT video that introduces the process.
Another avenue is to log into your Cengage Instructor account, load the textbook into your Resource Center, and navigate to the Instructor Resources area. There are links in the left navigation panel to all the test formats available and a high percentage offer non-LMS versions.