The focus box offers a way to narrow down the focus of the whole course to a specific week or topic. This is very helpful when the participant/instructor doesn't want to see all of the topics at once.
If the user has a slow internet connection, it also helps to focus the course ...
Core Moodle reports display Live logs, Activity reports, and Participation reports.
A new standard feature in joule 2.0 onwards, allows you to restrict resources and/or activities with your course