I use three methods:
- Display a category or combo list on the front page after login
- Provide a Courses block on the front page
- use the magic URL http://mysite/course/index.php?id=2
But suppose the admin doesn't want 1? How does the Course creator get to the Miscellaneous category? I have not been able to discover a way, other than assigning Course creator globally.
Unfortunately, I think it is a big mistake to assign Course creator globally, since this will make a user Course creator in Miscellaneous as well as all future categories.