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This study explores the policies for e-learning and examines the awareness of teaching practices that incorporates e-learning among educational managers, librarians, teachers, IT experts and students of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana. The study is based on a survey data extracted from the KNUST-based BSU Project. The results revealed that 84.1% of the educational managers and 87.1% of the teaching participants claimed the university has no policy for introducing e-learning, while 63.6% of the IT experts reported otherwise. The participants outlined a few teaching practices that involves e-learning, some of which are frequently and others rarely utilized by teachers and IT experts. Awareness of these practices was extremely high in the IT experts, teachers and student participants but low in the educational managers. The findings of this study draw attention to the strengths, weaknesses and gaps in the e-learning environment of the university.