How can I easily tell what kind of Software project is a project in Jira, Kanban vs Scrum vs Basic? I can tell whether it is a Software or Business or Service Desk, but I can't tell what type of Software project it is.
The "Type" that you are in only affects the original workflows, issue types, ect. It doesn't limit you in any way going forward. It's just a project template.
That being said, if you want to check if you had a "Scrum project" initially vs. a Kanban, you can look at the "Issue Type Scheme" that was given to the project.
Kanban ones will be marked with "Project Key: Kanban Issue Type Scheme", Scrum ones will be "Project Key: Scrum Issue Type Scheme". "Basic" ones will be marked as "Software Development Issue Type Scheme".
See my screenshots.