LDAP Course Creators setting, when enabled, should also work with Course Request settings. More specifically in our situation, LDAP group staff are configured as Course Creators. The LDAP setting would allow staff to create new courses without any delay or intervention (i.e. bypass the approval process). The settings "defaultrequestcategory" and "requestcategoryselection" should ensure that any new courses can be created within a specific course category (e.g. Testing and New Courses) where they can be vetted. Also perhaps the "courserequestnotify" setting can be used to send an email notification with details of the newly created course, for subsequent followup.