Moodle version of Nov. 11, 2006
1) Go to Users/Permissions/Definte foles and edit the role ot "Teacher".
2) Click the radio button for "Create courses/Allow" and save
3) Enter a course and from Admin/Assign Roles, assign a regular user to the role of "Teacher"
4) Log on as that teacher
5) Bring up the list of courses
You will see a button that says "Request a Course" rather than one that says "Create a Course"