The script can create pending courses from two locations:
This may not apply for your domain. Course descriptions in XML form (located in /home/httpd/perl/tmp/addcourse/$dom/auto/pending), which are typically when an institution has created its own online course request form which faculty use to request courses. Prior to LON-CAPA version 2.9, this was the only way to automate course creation.
If you have established a conduit to an institutional data source which permits validation of instructor of record status, then you can configure the LON-CAPA course course request form to require instructor validation for official courses. If an instructor requests creation of a course for which he/she is not currently listed as an instructor of record, the request will be queued. The Autocreate.pl script can check each queued request to see if the status of the requestor has changed.
If the requestor is now validated as an instructor of record, the course request will be processed.